Clinical Drug Testing Of Pregnant Women and Newborns

March 01, 2019

Current & valuable information regarding drug testing. Reliability of the tests, Ethics of testing without consent, racial profiling and more. From National Advocates for Pregnant Women

ACOG Recommendations for a low intervention birth

May 05, 2019

6 questions for your provider, by Improving Birth, summarizing ACOG committee statement.  Within the article is a link to the original ACOG statement. 

Delayed cord clamping: The evidence

March 14, 2019

Fantastic article on the EVIDENCE for delayed cord clamping, that dispels the unsound arguments against DCC.

UPDATE Research wev'e been waiting for! Pitocin and Autism...

January 01, 2020

An update on a 20 year study regarding a question wether the use of synthetic oxytocin may cause autism. 

Human Rights and Birth from Harvard Journal of Law and Gender

The Use of Child Protective Services and Court Orders to Enforce Medical Compliance in the Labor and Delivery Room: How Threats of Legal Action Limit Reproductive Choice

Henci Goer, Research Analyst: UPDATE Review ARRIVE study

August 14, 2018

Henci gives a deeper analysis now that the full study has been released. Included in this article a fabulous flow chart that can help people weigh their own personal risk vs benefit regarding induction for due date. 

Mother May I Series: Claiming Birthing People's Rights in Childbirth

January 01, 2020

Hermine Hayes-Klein, birthing rights lawyer and activist, discusses the rights of birthing people with Cristen Pascucci of Birth Monopoly. 

News: Consuming placenta safe for baby.

May 03, 2018

The largest study of its kind found birthing people who consumed their placenta caused no harm to their newborn babies.

Breech news: Contemporary OB/GYN

April 30, 2018

 Bay Area's treasure and breech resource Annette Fineberg MD, gives us good solid evidence. 

New York to Expand Use of Doulas to Reduce Childbirth Deaths

April 22, 2018

New York is addressing health disparities and the disproportionate maternal mortality rates in the black birthing community by expanding medicaid reimbursement for doulas. 

ARRIVE Study Analysis

December 31, 2017

Henci Goer's analysis is top notch.  Pass this on friends, family and clients.  

We need to nip this in the bud and not let 39 week inductions become the new norm!  


Henci Goer, award-winning medical writer and internationally known speaker, is the author of The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth and Optimal Care in Childbirth: The Case for a Physiologic Approach, She is the winner of the American College of Nurse-Midwives “Best Book of the Year” award. An independent scholar, she is an acknowledged expert on evidence-based maternity care.

New ACOG statement

December 31, 2017

Force, manipulation and using coercive tactics on pregnant and birthing people is unethical. Full stop. 

ACOG statement on delaying cord clamping

January 01, 2017

ACOG has recently changed their opinion on immediate cord clamping post birth.  Please share with your clients and colleagues. 

WHO releases new guidelines

March 06, 2018

February, 2018, the World Health Organization released a set of 56 recommendations in a report called "Intrapartum Care for a Positive Childbirth Experience." 

Word ban at CDC includes vulnerable, transgender, fetus and evidence-based.

January 23, 2018

This is unacceptable!

"In a 90-minute briefing on Thursday, policy analysts at the nation's leading public health institute were presented with the menu of seven banned words, an analyst told the paper. On the list: "diversity," "fetus," "transgender," "vulnerable," "entitlement," "science-based" and "evidence-based."

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