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The information contained on this website is for educational purposes only. You are responsible for your own health. Please use discretion when reading any information meant to inform you on some aspect of your health or wellbeing. Consult your midwife or doctor with questions or concerns.

Birth Top
Hypnobirthing® - Peter Jackson - Midwife  
Leaving well alone: A natural approach to the third stage of labour - Shivam Rachana  
Lotus Birth - A Ritual for our times - Sarah J. Buckley  
Pain in Labour: your hormones are your helpers - Dr Sarah Buckley  
Planning for Pregnancy: Pre-conception Care - Jane Palmer  
Breastfeeding Top
The Art of Breastfeeding - April from Breastfeeding Matters  
Breast-fed Babies Have Higher IQ's - Elaine Cooper  
Breastfeeding and Guilt - Dr. Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC  
Cost Benefits of Breastfeeding - Karen M. Zeretzke, MEd, IBCLC  
Formula for Profit: How Marketing Breastmilk Substitutes Undermines the Health of Babies - Jennifer Coburn  
How to Make Breastfeeding Difficult - Linda J. Smith, BSE, FACCE, IBCLC  
Nursing a Baby in Public: What is a Mother to Do? - Rebecca Prewett  
The Pleasure of Extended Breastfeeding - Dr Sarah Buckley  
Some Breastfeeding Myths  
Supporting our babies, showing our breasts - Dr Sarah Buckley  
Top Ten Reasons for NOT Using a Pacifier  
Cesarean/ VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) Top
Cesarean Section - A Brief History - By Jane Eliot Sewell, Ph.D. for The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in cooperation with the National Library of Medicine  
The Risks of Cesarean Delivery to Mother and Baby - A CIMS fact Sheet  
Birth After Cesarean: A Primer for Success - Diana Korte  
Cesarean Fact Sheet - ICEA Cesarean Options Committee  
What About Uterine Scar Ruptures? - Nicette Jukelevics, MA, ICCE  
Circumcision Top
Newborns: Care of the Uncircumcised Penis - American Academy of Pediatrics  
From Ritual to Science: The Medical Transformation of Circumsicion in America - David L. Gollaher / California Health Care Institiute  
Circumcision Defined - Encyclopedia Americana 1984  
Circumcision... My Position - Mark D. Reiss, MD  
The Case Against Circumcision - Paul M. Fleiss  
Neonatal Circumcision Reconsidered - John Rhinehart  
Daddy, Why is Your Penis Different From Mine? - Dick Gilkeson  
Circumcision: Human Rights and Ethical Medical Practice - James W. Prescott et. al.  
The Ideal Prepuce in Ancient Greece and Rome: Male Genital Aesthetics and Their Relation to Lipdermos, Circumcision, Foreskin Restoration, and the Kynodesme - Frederick M. Hodges  
Protect Your Uncircumcised Son: Expert Medical Advice for Parents - Paul M. Fleiss  
Circumcision: Male Effects Upon Human Sexuality - Vern L. Bullough  
Similarities in Attitudes and Misconceptions toward Infant Male Circumcision in North America and Ritual Female Genital Mutilation in Africa - Hanny Lightfoot-Klein  
Unnecessary Circumcision - George C. Denniston, MD, MPH  
Drugs and Interactions Top
FDA APPROVED OBSTETRICS DRUGS: THEIR EFFECTS ON MOTHER AND BABY - Doris Haire, President, American Foundation for Maternal and Child Health and Chair, Committee on Maternal and Child Health, National Women's Health Alliance  
Homebirth Top
Homebirth: Home is where the heart is - Sarah Buckley  
There's no Place Like Home: The advantages and joys of giving birth where you live- Pam England  
Why Homebirth? - Pat Jones, CNM  
Interventions During Birth Top
All About Epidurals - Sara Buckley  
Miscarriage Top
Natural Parenting Top
Attachment Parenting - Dr Sarah Buckley  
The Cosiness of Co sleeping - Dr Sarah Buckley  
Caring for Cloth Diapers - Robin at Duzins  
Getting a Good Night's Sleep: another perspective - Dr. Sarah Buckley  
How to get your child to beg to go to bed! - Margaret Saunders  
Mothering, mindfulness and a baby’s bottom - Sarah J Buckley  
So, what do you do? - Karen Houghton  
Toilet Train Today … How To Toilet Train Your Child In Just One Day!!! - by Margaret Saunders  
When Baby Makes Three - Jill Curtis  
Rights and Responsibilities Top
10 Valuable Things Anyone Can Do To Truly Encourage Parents to Empower Themselves During Conception, Pregnancy, Childbirth and Beyond - Laura Morgan  
The Rights of Childbearing Women - Maternity Center Association  
Waterbirth Top
Laboring in Water Helpful for Dystocia - Laurie Barclay, MD  
Water Immersion During Labor and/or Birth: A Review of the Literature - Traci Elliff, CNM  
Taking the Plunge: Reevaluating Waterbirth Temperature Guidelines - Barbara Harper  
Waterbirth Basics: From Newborn Breathing to Hospital Protocols - Barbara Harper  
Water during labour and birth -Jane Palmer  


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