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Variations, Placentas, and Cords by NicoleD Posted Wed 14 Nov 2012 9:00am Yes, as you have probably guessed, I love placentas , cords , and all of the things about pregnancy and birth that most people will think are a little 'icky'. Just like with birth though, every cord and placenta carries their own characteristics and variations. Since I handle a large number of placentas (as a doula, midwife assistant, and placent ... Read on »
Watch Your Step.... Avoiding the Pit by NicoleD Posted Thu 03 Jun 2010 8:37pm When it comes down to it, there is an average induction rate in the US of 22% (as of 2006), it may be even higher at this point, and induction carries quite a few risks. There are a few different methods of induction, although this post is specifically about Pitocin. How is Pitocin administered and how does it work? Pitocin is the brand ... Read on »
The placenta of Swiss (the placenta of Fetier) by kate2009flying Posted Thu 07 Jan 2010 12:49am Placenta is a kind of cell, which contains special abundant and active substances, it comes from five months embryo of black sheep, which live in Alps, whose elevation is more than 4000 meters. It is purified essence,researchers get it by using the latest biochemical equipment and technology, and then carry on separating and extracting repeatedly b ... Read on »
Harrison's Birth Story by PunkRockChic Posted Sat 30 Mar 2013 12:43pm The morning of March 25 began on a pretty dramatic kick. Marija had been fighting a fever for two days prior and she woke up puking that morning. Her fever was gone, but she had a belly ache. We spent most of the day stripping beds, doing laundry, disinfecting, cuddling. Both kids had been really attached to me all that week, but especially Marij ... Read on »
Pass the Placenta Pate, Please? by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:26pm From USA Today : New mom, Anne Swanson, in Nevada had wanted to keep the placenta from the birth of her child, because her midwife had recommended that she ingest the placenta to gain nutrients and to prevent postpartum depression.(The practice, known as placentophagy, is not common and received with considerable skepticism by more traditional ... Read on »
IVF May Increase Chances of Placenta Previa by Marie L. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:10pm 2 Comments Placenta previa is an obstetric condition where the fetus' placenta grows over the opening of the cervix and causes muchas problemas, as in may cause serious morbidity and mortality to both fetus and mother . You can read more about what these nice Korean American ER docs have to say about it. The Journal of Repoduction just published a ... Read on »
Eating your placenta (placentophagy) cures postpartum depression??!? by Kristin D. Patient Expert Posted Tue 21 Oct 2008 12:11am Okay, I'm trying to type this post with a straight face. I know this topic has been out there for a long while ... I think I first heard about it a few years ago and repressed the memory of it. It's come back above ground recently through the media and still totally freaks me out. I find it amazing that a woman sued a hospital to get her placenta ... Read on »
Placenta Protein May Lead to Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment by awesome Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 06 Mar 2009 2:54pm Researchers are not sure of the exact causes of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but they have discovered that cytokines (bioactive proteins), in particular TNF-alpha and IL-6 are significant contributors. These cytokines cause inflammation which leads to destruction of the joints and tissues. The action of another cytokine, placenta growth factor ( ... Read on »
The wonderful world of placentas by AtYourCervix Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Apr 2009 12:51pm Normally, the placenta is an overlooked item when a woman is focusing on her pregnancy. It's quite an interesting organ however. It helps filter nutrients and oxygen to the baby, and removes waste products. The placenta is the workhorse that grows with the baby, and provides very important functions to the growth and health of the developing bab ... Read on »
Placenta Brain by Taking Heart Registered Nurse Posted Tue 06 Oct 2009 10:01pm Just an observation. When I work in labor & delivery, I have found that most women trust me. They hang on to my every word. Even though there are exceptions… in general, they are painful and afraid. I have the tools to ease their pain, albeit medications, epidural blocks, or breathing and relaxation support. I have been trained to revive ... Read on »

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