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Major Pitfall with Pitocin

  There is an orchestra of hormones that do a beautiful dance, that ebb and flow depending on where a women is in her labor and birth. All of these hormones are perfectly placed to help this woman bring her new baby into this world. She doesn’t have to tell …

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Cedars-Sinai Third Annual Gathering of Los Angeles Birth Community [RECAP]

Last night we attend The Cedars-Sinai Third Annual Gathering of Los Angeles Birth Community. I’m completely in awe and wanted to share with you all.   This was the third gathering of MD’s, CNM’s, Home Birth Midwives, Doulas, RN’s, Birth Educators, and many more birth professionals. Monica Lundry, nurse, and …

What’s the point?

People often ask me, “What’s the point of a natural birth?” meaning a drug-free vaginal birth. I mean we do live in the 21st century in which we can just numb the pain and magically a new baby appears. So, why then would we aim to endure a natural childbirth process? That …

Wait to induce.

The value of waiting to start labor on its own More than 4 out 10 women indicated that their caregiver tried to induce labor. Over 50% of mothers experienced an induction (majority medically induced). Pitocin (synthetic oxytocin) was used to induce in 80% of the women medically induced. Why wait …