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Fall 2013

Issue 39

One Conscious Path in Parenting

Table of Contents References

A Message from our Editor

Jeanne Ohm, D.C.

One Conscious Path in Parenting

Jeanne Ohm, D.C.

Fear or Freedom

John Demartini, D.C.


They Say it Takes a Village

Lisa Bauman

Epidural Anesthesia

Alyssa Benedict, MPH

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  2. McCool et al.

  3. Grond , Stefan, Meuser Thomas, Stute,  Petra, Göhring ,Uwe-Jochen. (March 2000), Epidural analgesia for labour pain: A review of availability, current practices and influence on labour, Acute Pain, 3(1): 33-45. 

  4. Axness, Marcy. (2010). Lifelong lessons from the womb. Pathways to Family Wellness, 25: 31-33.,com_crossjoomlaarticlemanager/Itemid,136/aid,1866/view,crossjoomlaarticlemanager/

  5. Mann et al.    Mann, O. H. and Albers, L. L. (1997), Informed Consent for Epidural Analgesia in Labor. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 42: 389–392.

  6. Mann et al.

  7. Mayberry L.J., Clemmens, D., De, A. (2002). Epidural analgesia side effects, co-interventions, and care of women during childbirth: A systematic review. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 186(5), 81-S93.

  8. Mayberry, et al. p. 91

  9. Mann et al., 1997, p. 389

  10. Mann et al., 1997, p. 390

  11. Mongan, Marie. (2005). Hypnobirthing: The Mongan Method. Florida: Health Communications; 3rd edition.

  12. Mongan, p. 5

  13. Buckley, S.J., (2005). Hidden risks of epidurals. Retrieved 5/7/2010 from

  14. World Health Organization (1996), Care in Normal Birth: A Practical Guide. Report of a Technical Working Group.  Geneva: World Health Organization. 16.

  15. King, T. (1997), Epidural Anesthesia in Labor: Benefits Versus Risks. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 42: 377–388. doi: 10.1016/S0091-2182(97)00052-9

  16. Buckley, 2005

  17. Harper, B. (2005). Gentle Birth Choices. Vermont: Healing Arts Press.

  18. McCool et al., 2004

  19. Grond et al., 2000

  20. Goer, H., & Wheeler, R. (1999). A Thinking Women’s Guide to a Better Birth. New York: Berkley Publishing Group.

  21. Dozer, J. and Baruth, S. (1999). Epidural epidemic. Retrieved on 5/1/2010 from

  22. Lieberman, E., (1999). No free lunch on labor day: The risks and benefits of epidural analgesia during labor. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery44(4), 394-398. 

  23. King, 1997

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  25. Mann et al., 1997

  26. Harper, 2005

  27. Dozer, 1999

  28. Harper

  29. Harper

  30. Golub, M.S., (1996). Labor analgesia and infant brain development. Pharmacology and Biochemical Behavior, 55(4), 619-628.

  31. McCarty, W. and Glenn, M. (2008). Investing in human potential from the beginning of life. Santa Barbara Graduate Institute and Natural Family Living-Right from the Start.  2

  32. McCarty and Glenn

  33. Mann et al., 1997

  34. Davis-Floyd, R.E. (1992). Birth as an American Rite of Passage.  Los Angeles: University of California Press.

  35. McCarty, W. A., (2005). Key principles from prenatal and perinatal psychology. WB Publishing. Available from:

  36. McCarty

  37. Harper, 2005, p. 74

  38. Harper, p. 74

  39. Axness, 2010

  40. Axness, 2010, p. 33

  41. Axness, p. 33

  42. Axness, 2010

  43. Wagner, 2006 Wagner, M. (2006). Born in the USA: How a Broken Maternity System Must be Fixed to Put Women and Children First. Berkley: University of California Press.

  44. Lieberman, E., (1999). No free lunch on labor day: The risks and benefits of epidural analgesia during labor. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery44(4), 394-398. 

  45. King, 1997

  46. Goer, 1999

Additional Resources


Gentle Birth Strategies

Ursula Sabia Sukinik 


Learning to Trust Our Intuition

Sarah Kamrath

Schoolhouse Rocked

Peter Gray, Ph.D.

Parenting as the Practice of Freedom

Teresa Graham Brett


Animal Chiropractic

Austin Komarek, D.C.


Chiropractic Philosophy and the New Science: an Emerging Unity

Bruce Lipton, Ph.D.


Dropping Love Bombs

Rhea Zimmerman

All Your Health Solutions

Robert Berube, D.C.


Freedom for a Shift in Consciousness

Will Gethin & Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D.


Why Are We Losing Our Bees?

Joseph Mercola, DO


The Human Break

Rachel Avery