Saturday, August 14, 2010

Fun Stuff!

I loved these articles, but as usual, don't have the time to devote a separate blog entry for each!

So here goes....

First off! A video only marginally related to birth (okay, quite related, but only in the general sense of having to do with healthcare) - extremely funny! Hat tip to the Academic OB/GYN:

The Singing Doctors in "Damaged Care"

Next on our list! One of my favorites midwives, Stephanie Soderblom, has been blogging up a storm, and they're all worth checking out: "Pelvimetry" - and why she doesn't agree with the practice; "Vitamin K Injection and the Newborn" - Need I say? I agree!; and my favorite, "Public Breastfeeding" - an examination of the underlying issues concerning the western public's dislike and disgust with public nursing. I've been meaning to write almost the same article for quite a while, but she got there first! (As have several other bloggers.) So while you're waiting anxiously for my article, read hers! (It's probably better than mine would be anyway!) Also, an earlier post that I really liked - "Birth Plans" - dealing with the difficulties with and subtleties of the "birth plan" movement.

While dealing with other less-popular birth subjects, I saw this article and loved it....

The Down and Dirty

It's a subject that could use some airing in childbirth education classes. Not that I would know anything about the subject. I just mention it academically. *Ahem.* Moving on....

By the way, the blog mentioned above ("Push It! Push It Real Good!") is a new and wonderful blog by an L&D Nurse - definitely check it out!

Another blog I just discovered and love - "Midwife Thinking's Blog" - published this article on the OP (occiput posterior, or "sunny side up") baby:

"In Celebration of the OP Baby"

Good stuff! Great food for thought! The other articles that I perused on her blog are similarly excellent - I can't wait to read more! And did you note the awesome placenta picture on the top of her blog? Very neat!

I'm sure there is more, but dishes and family are calling-calling-calling, so ta ta for now! Have an awesome weekend, all!

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