How to Keep Normal Labor Normal – Part 4 – Partners

Woman's Health
This blog series is designed to help women who are developing a birth plan join together with like-minded birthing professionals so as to have a shorter and safer labor and birth. Today we’ll look at the second “P” of my 10 “P’s” of keeping labor shorter and birth safer – partners. Although written primarily for professional birth attendants, I hope information will be helpful to lay women planning their birth. Any emotional, physical, and/or spiritual support during labor appears to be more advantageous than no support. “Human, physiological support is given to the laboring woman in most cultures surveyed ... massage, light touching, abdominal lifting, accupressure, hand-holding, stroking, relaxation, and warm water or lotions all seem to help ... but in all cases the woman is rarely left to labor…
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Larimore Family Newsletter – October 2009 Edition

General Health
Here is the Table of Contents for the October edition of our Family Newsletter: Family Update Sarah Elisabeth needs your prayers Publication Update Bryson City Books and TV??? Note from a reader about the Bryson City books Note from a pastor about the Bryson City series Today’s Christian Magazine Dr. Walt interviewed for Live Right Live Well article on childhood obesity Reader’s Guide for my newest book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People, available\ TSI: The Gabon Virus – autographed copies available Events of the last month Upcoming Events (more…)
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The Grass Is Not Always Greener: A Look at National Health Care Systems Around the World – Part 3 – Great Britain

Bioethics, Medical Missions
In the midst of our national debate about healthcare reform, people on both sides of the debate seem to pick and choose among the facts and myths about the nationalized healthcare available in a number of other countries. The fact is that every nationalized health care system in the world is battling issues of rapidly rising costs and decreasing access to care. But, these systems also have some very attractive benefits. So, let’s take a look at the pro’s and con’s of the system in Great Britain. (more…)
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