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Winter 2013

Issue 40

The Pitfalls of Going With the Flow in Birth

Table of Contents References

A Message from our Editor

Jeanne Ohm, D.C.

The Pitfalls of Going With the Flow In Birth

By Melissa Bruijn BA (UQ), Debby Gould BNursing (QUT) GradDipMidwif(ACU)

Additional Resources

Better Birthing: It’s About Time

By Cynthia Ovregard


Additional resources:


Know your Practitioner: The Three Models of Birth and Health Care

By Robbie Davis-Floyd

For the Pregnant Woman: 10 Points to Remember About Birth

By Binnie A Dansby




Go Ahead, Use the F Word

By Patrick Houser


Birthing with the Wisdom of the Ages

By Jeanne Ohm D.C.

References for quotes:

  1. Dellorto, Danielle.  “US Ranks Low for Newborn Survival”  (August 2011)

  2. Birth Works International:

  3. Macari , Marci.  She Births: A Modern Woman’s Guidebook for an Ancient Rite of Passage (2006)

  4. Towbin A.  “Latent Spinal Cord and Brain Stem Injury in Newborn Infants,”  Dev Med Child Neurol. (1969)

  5. Gutmann G. “Blocked Atlantal Nerve Syndrome in Babies and Infants,”  Manuelle Medizin. (1987)

  6. Janov, Arthur. Imprints: the lifelong effects of the birth experience (1983)

  7. Fromberg Eden, OB/GYN in The Business of Being Born

  8. Doris Haire (former President of American Foundation of Maternal and Child Health), The Pregnant Patient’s Bill of Rights (2000)

  9. Midwifery Today:

  10. Sister Morning Star:

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Birthing Bliss, Birthing Trauma, and Postpartum Depression

By Kelly Brogan, MD

Additional Resources


The Myth of the Magic Bullet: Understanding the Allopathic Paradigm of Medicine

By Barry Taylor


Informed Consent in Childbirth: Making Rights into Reality

By Hermine Hayes-Klein


Parental Power

By Cristen Pascucci


What is Evidence-Based Maternity Care?

By Improving Birth


Are Ultrasounds Causing Autism in Unborn Babies?

By Jennifer Margulis, PhD


Improving Your Gut Sense in Pregnancy

By Stephen Marini, D.C. PhD


The Mind-Body Connection in Fertility and Pregnancy

By Marcy Axness, Phd


Prenatal Yoga and Childbirth Education

By Sarah Kamrath

Healing Birth, Healing the Earth

By Sarah J. Buckley, M.D.

Midwives: Sing the Babies Earthside

By Ibu Robin Lim