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Category Archives: Bread and Roses Midwifery

Stand with Peggy

Posted by in Bread and Roses Midwifery on December 10, 2014

This week, the Supreme Court will hear Peggy Young v. UPS, a pregnancy discrimination case that will affect working women and their families nationwide. #StandWithPeggy and all pregnant workers—because no one should have to choose between her job and the health of her pregnancy.

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Low-risk pregnant women urged to avoid hospital births

Posted by in Bread and Roses Midwifery on December 10, 2014

Women with low-risk pregnancies are to be encouraged to have non-hospital births under new NHS guidelines, which could see almost half of mothers-to-be planning to deliver their baby away from traditional labour wards. Guidance from National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) says that midwife-led care has been shown to be safer for women and recommends that all women with low-risk pregnancies – 45% of the total – should be advised that giving birth

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Birth Art

Posted by in Bread and Roses Midwifery on December 10, 2014

One of my latest pieces surrounding genital autonomy. It is my belief that every human being has a right to decide for themselves what should be done with and to their own bodies. The red hamsa is a symbol of protection of this right. The lotus reminds us that children are born perfect, just as they are. Please keep comments civil, we all love our children deeply and are only doing what we feel is

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Feeding Cues

Posted by in Bread and Roses Midwifery on December 10, 2014

Babies will often send out cues when they are ready to nurse. What cues does your baby give you when she is ready to nurse? The information on this graphic is from The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding http://store.llli.org/public/profile/414

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