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Many of the procedures and interventions that have become a routine part of obstetrical care in America are not supported by evidence. Lack of evidence-based care results in 9 out of 10 birthing people receiving care that increases, rather than decreases, risks of harm to themselves and their babies. One of these standard practices is routine...

As you near the end of pregnancy, you may start to wonder, "How on earth will I get this baby out?! Can I grow a baby that's TOO big?" In most cases, the answer is no. Unless there are other risk factors, such as uncontrolled gestational diabetes, it is rare that your body will grow a baby too...

Welcome back to Myth Monday, where we discuss a common pregnancy, labor, or birth myth and why it may or may not be supported by evidence. Today's topic: Eating & Drinking in Labor!

Welcome back to my new blog series: Myth Monday, where we discuss a common pregnancy, labor, or birth myth and why it may or may not be supported by evidence. Today's topic: Cervical Exams!

Welcome to the first installment of my new blog series: Myth Monday. We'll discuss a common pregnancy, labor, or birth myth and why it may or may not be supported by evidence. Today's topic: Due Dates!

Information in this blog should not be taken as medical advice. Any questions regarding your care during pregnancy, birth, or postpartum should be discussed with your provider.