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Dad vs. Nurse: Advocacy in the Labor Room (part two)

 If you haven’t already, please read DAD VS NURSE: Advocacy in the labor room, Part 1In part 1 of this blog, I discussed factors that influence the relationship between a partner (especially a male partner) and a labor nurse. I also discussed why some approaches and gender dynamics can create a defensive and adversarial relationship between dad and nurse when a dad is attempting to…
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Dad vs. Nurse: Advocacy in the Labor Room (part one)

a guest post by Melissa DuBois~~~Jeanette Mesite Frem, owner/director and executive momma of Babies in Common (BinC) recently posed a question to a group of current and former labor & delivery nurse friends (me included). The question was: How can partners (especially male partners) best interact with a labor nurse when advocating for the laboring mother’s birth plan without causing…
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"Natural" is Now a Bad Word, says AAP Journal Article

In an article in the journal Pediatrics (April 2016, released late March), Jessica Martucci and Anne Barnhill discuss the "Unintended Consequences of Invoking the "Natural" in Breastfeeding Promotion".As parents and professionals around the US balk at this, I just wanted to illustrate how preposterous this really is by using the authors words but with a twist. Where I have changed the…
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