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The Revolutionary Passion of Mothering
Birthing, learning, and living in intelligence and freedom.

Read about two books by Henci Goer:
The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth
Obstetric Myths Versus Research Realities

Birth Works, Inc
Childbirth Education Classes and Doula Services for the Mind, Body and Spirit.

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Pregnancy and Birth Articles from Moon Beams

Here are the latest posts in the Pregnancy and Birth section of my blog.

Child & Family Articles from Nanny's Place

RSV Disease
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most common respiratory virus in infants and young children. Learn some of the risk factors and how to protect your child.

Cold Weather Safety
Learn how to prevent hypothermia and frostbite and how to use sleds and toboggans safely.

Face to the Rear: Infant Car Seats
Learn how to choose and use an infant car seat. Also learn why a baby younger than one year should ride in the back in a rear-facing infant seat.

Boost Your Child's Safety with a Booster Seat
Did you know that children in adult seat belts are four times more likely to suffer from head, brain and other serious injuries than children who have been placed in car seats or booster seats? Read more about how to keep your young child safe.

Blankets, Bedding and Crib Toys - Soft Isn't Always Safe
As many as one-third of the babies who die from SIDS each year may actually have suffocated after being placed on soft bedding. Learn the recommendations for safe bedding and also learn about crib toy safety.

Help Protect Your Baby from SIDS!
Information about some possible causes of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and what you can do to reduce your baby's risk.

For a complete list of Nanny's articles, go here.

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Birth Articles

The role of social support in midwifery practice and research
from the Hunter Valley Midwives Association Journal

Two documents from AIMS Australia
 A History of Community Midwifery Funding in the ACT (Australian Capital Territory)
 Backsliding in Oz (A letter from AIMS Australia and Homebirth Canberra to Dr Carmen Lawrence at Parliament House)

Make yourself some Magickal Pregnancy Tea!

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Main Areas of the Online Birth Center

The Midwifery Page has useful information for both practicing and aspiring midwives, as well as for anyone who wants to learn more about this profession.

Nutrition and Pregnancy: Find out how to give your baby the best possible start!

High Risk Situations and Complications in pregnancy, labor, and birth: Information about physical, social, and psycological problems, including physical and sexual abuse.

Newsgroups and Mailing Lists for parents and birth practitioners.

Midwifery Media Center has links to book, magazines, vidoes and other items.

Herbs: Uses during pregnancy, other health uses, gardening information, and other resources.

Nanny's Place

The following sections of the Online Birth Center are now part of Nanny's Place.
The Parents Section is especially designed to help parents. It includes links to information ranging from fertility problems through pregnancy and birth to childhood dieseases and special problems.
Nanny's Place Breastfeeding Corner — Informa and links about lactation and infant nutrition.

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Days in the Life of a Young Mother -- Four Poems

Housewife's Lament

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