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Patience is a Virtue: Six is the new Four

Its still April and its still Cesarean Awareness Month and I still want to talk about prevention.  The most common reason a first time mom has a c/section is labor dystocia. 307 more words

Pregnancy & Birth

Cesarean Awareness: A Doula's Humble Reflection

by Erin Stertz-Follett, CLD, LCCE, HBCE

My journey into birth began 10 years ago after the birth of my first nephew, Micah. I wouldn’t fully embrace birth as my calling until many years later, after the birth of my own two girls and the ‘birth’ of the passion inside me to bring services of meaning to pregnant women and their families. 904 more words


Monday Musing: Prevention Instead of Awareness

It’s APRIL. Its spring and its also Cesarean Awareness Month. Soooooo every year I ask myself. What does that mean? We already know there continues to be far too many c/sections happening in this country.   816 more words

Pregnancy & Birth


When my son was born in 2006 I had to have an emergency c – section. They told me the incision (in the case that I had to do a cesarean at all) would be approximately this big *fingers held up every time to around 3 or 4 inches apart*. 255 more words

Sportscasters Apologize, But Do They Miss the Point?

On Friday, April 4, sportscasters Boomer and Carton apologized for their remarks criticizing baseball player Daniel Murphy’s decision to miss two games to be with his wife after the birth of their child.   364 more words

We Have a Date!

The average gestation for twins is 35 weeks.

The standard “latest” is the singleton average of 40 weeks.

We’re into week 37.

Normally at this point, a preggers woman would be preparing for induction (making the body begin the labor process), as the twins’ and woman’s bodies can only take so much. 585 more words

Rate of spontaneous onset of labour before planned repeat caesarean section at term.

Citation: Roberts CL, Nicholl MC, Algert CS, Ford JB, Morris JM, Chen JS. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014 Apr 3;14(1):125.

BACKGROUND: Guidelines recommend that, in the absence of compelling medical indications (low risk) elective caesarean section should occur after 38 completed weeks gestation. 294 more words