Sign in with Facebook
Rate this item
(3 votes)
There is a global c-section epidemic. Both mothers and babies are suffering trauma and health risks. New research is emerging indicating that the health of society at large is being compromised as a result. While the reasons for the epidemic are varied and complex, awareness is growing (thanks in large…
Rate this item
(0 votes)
Beep. Beep. Beep. You are in labor, lying in bed attached to an electronic fetal heart monitor (EFM).  A medical professional enters the room and immediately walks over to this machine, and with no eye contact he or she unfolds the long strands of paper to read a foreign language…
Rate this item
(1 Vote)
I had my first pre-natal intake with my new doctors office after our move down to South Georgia on June 9, 2010. I was in the middle of my 36th week of pregnancy and things had been going pretty well. Or so I thought. The nurse did a blood pressure check,…
Rate this item
(0 votes)
When it comes to birth, there are so many options and so many questions to think about it is enough to make any mother's head spin.  Should I consent to cervical checks? My provider is talking induction, is that a good choice for me? While every mother has the right…
Rate this item
(4 votes)
If you opt to do a hospital birth, you will most likely be faced with the choice to either consent or deny the placement of an intravenous catheter (IV). The IV is sometimes not attached to any tubing or fluid. This is called a saline lock, or hep lock. It…
Rate this item
(2 votes)
Cesarean Sections, also known as a c-section, is the surgical removal of the baby directly from the uterus.  While many women now elect to skip labor altogether (and their practitioners usually oblige,) others are determined to avoid a c-section at all costs. C-Sections are major abdominal surgery despite the short…
Rate this item
(0 votes)
There are two common tools used to “assist” delivery when the head of the baby is near the vaginal opening; the vacuum and forceps.  Many practitioners will perform an episiotomy before using one of these tools unless you explicitly request otherwise.  The vacuum is a suction device that is placed…
Rate this item
(2 votes)
If your provider is an OB, you will likely be tested for Group B Strep (GBS) between 35 and 37 weeks by swabbing the vagina and rectum.  GBS is caused by naturally occurring bacteria in the intestinal tract.  The presence of GBS during routine screening does not mean that the…
Rate this item
(3 votes)
Vaginal Exams (VEs) are a common way for the OB to determine how labor is progressing.  Once the cervix has opened 10cm, it is assumed that the mother may begin pushing.  That being said, many women never actually get to 10cm, and are able to successfully push out their baby…
Rate this item
(1 Vote)
Artificial Rupture of the Membranes (AROM) involves the use of a tool that looks much like a crochet needle to puncture the bag of waters.  Breaking the waters stimulates the labor hormones to increase.  This procedure however carries an increased risk of infection to both the mother and baby.  AROM…
Page 1 of 3
Latest Products
Latest Articles
  • Home
  • Product Reviews
  • Blogs
  • Pregnancy
  • Birth
  • Postpartum
  • Children
  • Search TBS
  • Community
  • Ovulation Calendar
  • Birthing Methods
  • Contests
  • TBS Disclaimer
  • Login
  • Sitemap
  • Polls
  • About Us
  • Topic List / Articles Needed
  • Become a Contributor
  • Join Our Social Media Team
  • Community Policies
  • FAQs
  • Links
  • Old Site
  • TBS for your Business?
  • TBS Flyer (pdf)
  • Support
  • Payment Options

  • ©Copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved

    or Login


    -Our new directory is running.  Please enter your business or resources here.
    It's Free!


    Have you had a cesarean birth?

    Have you had a cesarean birth?

    » Go to poll »
    The vote is already over! It ended on Sunday, 21.April 2013 (00:00).

    jVS by www.joomess.de.