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Actually, It’s About Ethics In Placenta Encapsulation

Controversy skittered through my world recently, when some birth work organizations started using statements and advertising that implied theirs was the One Right And True Way to do placenta encapsulation- and everyone else was dangerous and unsafe. A quick lesson- placenta encapsulation is the act of taking the human placenta, and preparing it so that it… Read More Actually, It’s About Ethics In Placenta Encapsulation

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What the *Bleep* is “Natural Childbirth” Anyhow?

Title of this post shamelessly stolen from a comment by another local birth professional. You hear this quite often in the childbirth world. “I want a ‘natural childbirth’”, “She’s trying for a ‘natural childbirth’. In general, they mean that a woman wants to give birth without pain medication, especially an epidural. They are laying a… Read More What the *Bleep* is “Natural Childbirth” Anyhow?

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Vaccination Information

While I’m sticking my neck out elsewhere, I might as well do it here. This was in response to the question “So just to be clear, you think it is unethical or dangerous to ask parents to research or question vaccines?” Since most anti-vaccine sites provide dangerous, unscientific and ethically questionable information it isn’t really… Read More Vaccination Information