+ A recent Cochrane evidence review came out on Maternal positions and mobility during first stage of labor:
So why would staying out of bed shorten labor and reduce pain?+ I was interested to read the article Abu Dhabi doula about a multicultural doula training conducted by Debra Pascali-Bonaro.
"Women who are upright and mobile are able to change their positions more easily," said Annemarie Lawrence, lead review author and a research midwife at the Institute of Women's and Children's Health at Townsville Hospital in Queensland, Australia.
"The ability to change positions, to utilize a wider variety of positions, and try other options, such as hot showers, birthing balls and beanbag supports, may help reduce overall pain and give women a greater sense of control over the progress of their labor," she said.
+The Sierra Vista Herald published an article about a midwife: Bisbee midwife has assisted at hundreds of births
+ And, the Chicago Tribune weighed in on the Atlantic breastfeeding article I've posted about previously:
Breast-feeding's debate not related to infants' health:--
But the guilt and the angst over whether to breast-feed is her problem, as is her perception that she'll be less than an uber-mom if she gives her baby a bottle. Who told her she had to be an uber-mom, anyway? The reality is, moms make trade-offs over what they do for their babies all the time in light of their time, energy, abilities and financial and emotional resources.