Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A Weekly Birth radio program

I haven't had a chance to listen to this but I will this week! (Wednesday at noon PST)

Celesta Rannisi - Celesta Rannisi’s Timely Topics in Childbirth

This a radio program looking at alternatives in childbirth. Topics ranging from the upcoming Birth the Play to interviews with Barbara Harper to homebirth and it looks like so much more.

Let me know what you think.

Monday, August 27, 2007

a little glimmer of a hopeful trend

Finally - a little glimmer of hope. Read this article about a push to end elective inductions - I know it doesn't end all elective inductions but it is a start. Att his point I will take any swing back towards normal!! LA Times article on limiting induction

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Vote for maternal health!

My friend Robin has been getting the word out about a survey to prioritize urgent issues and we are trying to move Maternal Health up on the list! Bloghers will choose one global initiative to focus on and it would be great if it would be maternal health and childbirth. Want to help? Go to: Blogher vote and let's see if we can make it the issue they will focus on for 08.

Here's more info about blogher:
Blog her info

Passion for Birth DC seminar

Noelene Jeffers from the Passion for Birth Washington DC training sent a link to a great birth story on a blog Birth unfolds in photos and words and also sent pictures from their group! Enjoy.

They are holding the applause hands, rebozo, magic wand, baby, kegel can, and Elmo! What a group of dynamo educators!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

birth simulator

My friend Ann Tumblin sent me the following comment and picture.

Thought you might enjoy this picture. There was a company demonstrating products for the simulator lab projected at my hospital. This is Noelle who births babies according to what is programmed into her computer. She can birth on her back (ugh), semi-sitting, side lying. In upright, the motor doesn't work. The demonstrators said she could even be programmed for shoulder dystocia. So I asked if the Gaskin maneuver could be done and after I explained, they said yes she could birth on hands and knees. So we turned her over (only one arm broke off) and she birthed hands and knees. Receiving the baby is my supervisor who is studying to be a CNM.