Evidence Based Care

Each topic is followed by links to evidence based information. Click on the links to follow through to the information.

 
 
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It is recommended that all women are screened for Gestational Diabetes between 24-28 weeks of pregnancy. The risk factors are vague and often times leaves undetected, uncontrolled GDM during pregnancy.

American Pregnancy Association

American Diabetes Association

Gentle Birth Archives- Henci Goer

Brewer Pregnancy Diet

National Institute of Health

Alternative to the traditional Glucola Test

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If you have had a previous cesarean birth or two, follow these links to help you decide what you want for this birth.

VBAC Facts.com

VBAC.com

Childbirth Connection

 
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Routine Infant Circumcision is quickly becoming a thing of the past. It is important to understand the anatomy and function of the foreskin and how the procedure is done before making a decision for your family.

No Harmm.org

Doctors Opposing Circumcision

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ACOG Recommends screening all pregnant women between 35-37 weeks of pregnancy. GBS is a vaginal/rectal swab and culture taken in the office.

Evidence Based Birth (I recommend getting a membership and all the informational resources this site has to offer)

American Pregnancy

Centers for Disease Control

 
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Vitamin K is for prevention of Hemorrhagic Disease of the Newborn.

Evidence Based Birth

Mercola

NCT- UK

 
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This is a compilation of my favorite sites fro trusted, evidence based information.

Evidence Based Birth

Childbirth Connection

Lamaze

American Pregnancy Association

VBAC Facts

VBAC.com

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RhoGam is offered to mothers with Negative blood types (A-, B-, AB-, O-) at 28 weeks and immediate postpartum.

National Institute of Health

ACOG

American Pregnancy

 
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Erythromycin is an antibiotic ointment, similar to neosproin, which is applied to the baby’s eyes to prevent the transmission of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea from mother to baby which can cause blindness in the newborn.

Evidence Based Birth

National Institute of Health

 
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My favorite Books!

Spiritual Midwifery - Ina May Gaskin

Ina Mya’s Guide to Childbirth - Ina May Gaskin

Pregnancy, Childbirth & The Newborn - Penny Simkin

Real Food for Pregnancy: The Science & Wisdom of Optimal Prenatal Nutrition -Lily Nichols

Giving Birth With Confidence - Lamaze

The Mama Natural Week by Week Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth - Genevieve Howland

The Birth Partner - Penny Simkin (Written for Dad or other support person)

The Healthy Pregnancy Book - Dr. William Sears

Mind Over Labor - Carl Jones

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding-La Leche League

Birthing From Within - Pam England

Childbirth Without Fear - Grantly Dick-Read

The Nature of Birth & Breastfeeding - Michele Odent