alternative birth

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a method of childbirth that avoids intrusive high-tech medicine in favor of more natural and homely settings

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ABC, alternative birth certificate measure; AS, alternative survey measure; PPV, positive predictive value.
The trend is part of an international drift and its momentum into the 21st Century was to some extent propelled with predictions in the popular press, by one British obstetrician, Nicholas Fisk, that by the year 2010 over half of all women would choose a caesarean as an alternative birth mode (Johnston, 2001; Coney, 2001; Parsons, 2002).
After trying for months without luck to have another child, the Whitemans finally decided to gamble with the alternative birth method.
I am a co-host/guest speaker on the MSN Parenting Community's monthly Alternative Birth on-line chat, and as such, it has been offered to ALACE Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators to post to our Alternative Birth Newsgroup.
Last night mum-of-two Sally said she could not believe how calm she was about her alternative birth.
Wilson's opinion, it is better not to get a vasectomy in the first place, but since many men choose that as an alternative birth control method, he and his practice is there to help when they decide to have another child.
Director of Nursing Laura Robson said: "The trust is contacting the women who are booked to have their babies in the midwife-led unit to discuss alternative birth plans, including midwife-led delivery in Durham or Darlington.
The latest recruit to these activities is film star Kate Winslet's sister Beth, who was so impressed at the beneficial effects of massage on her son Rhys that she recently began work as a baby massage instructor at an alternative birth centre based in London.
We also can give callers the names of state midwifery organizations and have other directories such as the NAPSAC Directory of Alternative Birth Services and Consumer Guide which have helpful leads.
The video stressed the success of the current programmes and the importance of the Female Condom in the fight against HIV/AIDS, STDs, and as an alternative birth control device.
The certified midwives of the panel include: Susan Bartlett of The Concord Midwifery Service, Valerie Jacques of Alternative Birth Association, Chris Kuhlman of OB-Gyn Unlimited Professional Association, and Linda Limburg and Carol Kozikowski of Women's Health Care Association.
The survey found the majority of women who elected to have tubal ligation reported that they did not consider alternative birth control methods.
Author of Goldsmith, a longtime scholar of anthropology and the alternative birth movement, discusses such topics as diet and prenatal care, midwifery, massage during delivery, birthing position, breastfeeding, herbal medicines, and sex during pregnancy.
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