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Birth Matters:  Ina May Gaskin's recommendations to improve maternity care

We’ve been reading legendary midwife Ina May Gaskin’s fascinating new book Birth Matters: A Midwife’s Manifesta.Unlike her other recent books, Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth and Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding, this latest book isn’t a practical guide for moms but a policy statement which spells out her recommendations for changing our… Continue Reading >




Herbs to support your pregnancy

Curious about using herbs to support your pregnancy?Several herbs used safely used by women for generations are an excellent source for the increased vitamins and minerals needed during pregnancy, and to prepare your the uterus for labor.These herbs can easily be made into teas and incorporated into meals on a regular basis. Every… Continue Reading >




Treating thrush over and over? Maybe it's Raynaud's.

If you have a burning pain with breastfeeding, you may have tried treating yourself and your baby for thrush.But if you’ve been treating it with effective treatments for a while and your pain hasn’t improved, it might be time to consider whether it’s thrush after all.  It might be a relatively common condition called Raynaud’s vasospasm… Continue Reading >




Can you be fired for pumping at work?  A podcast interview with Jake Marcus.

You can’t be fired for being pregnant, but what about breastfeeding or pumping?We’re very pleased to share a podcast interview with Jake Marcus, JD on breastfeeding and sex discrimination law.Jake is the owner of Breastfeedinglaw.com, and is a founding partner of the law firm Cipolla Associates.  She is a lawyer, writer, and speaker… Continue Reading >