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‘If a Doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it’ Dr John Kennell 1998 DONA International Founder I believe every mother should have a Doula.I believe that Doulas have the power to enable women to experience … Continue reading
I think everyone by now is fully aware that I am a big home and natural birth fan. However, as much as I like to talk about it, I am aware that this is not, and should not be for … Continue reading
‘Actress Elizabeth Hurley had one. So did supermodel Claudia Schiffer. Ex-Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and singer Toni Braxton had two each. TV mom Patricia Heaton had four. They’re so popular among the upper class in Brazil that the only way … Continue reading
This is a fantastic step in the right direction along the road to normalizing natural birth for women in the South Bay area. Women attending Torrance Memorial, now have the opportunity to a vaginal birth after [a previous] cesarean (VBAC). This is excellent news, as currently the c/section rate at this hospital stands at 40% (almost 10% higher than the national average), meaning, all of those women now don’t automatically have to undergo a repeat cesarean section a second or third time around. Previously, women who wanted a natural birth following a c/section would have to travel to a Westside facility. Now women have the choice they deserve.
“Women would have to leave the area and travel to have a vaginal birth, which is a big problem,” said Patricia Grube, the South Bay representative of the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN). “For myself and many women, this is a positive development all around.”