Research and resources for perinatal professionals.
April 21, 2009 | by: Amy M. Romano, RN,CNM
This week, media outlets shared the news of a new Cochrane review that concludes upright positions are beneficial because they shorten labor by about one hour. The birth blogs have been buzzing about this, and the consensus is that we should feel delighted and vindicated to have the scientific
April 17, 2009 | by: Amy M. Romano, RN,CNM
A doula friend of mine was telling me recently about the seemingly arbitrary variation she sees across the different hospitals where she attends births. In one hospital they always turn the epidural off when the woman is ready to push, and in another hospital just a few miles away we had to fight
In my midwifery practice, I recently reviewed the records of a client who was transferring her care to us midway through her pregnancy. Along with the routine labs that I always encounter, I saw that her previous doctor had checked her vitamin D levels. That same day, as I waited on hold while
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