The ladies of ABC’S “The View “ had a lively discussion about scientific research being done to provide a new option to prevent pregnancy: “Stopping sperm in their tracks!” Let’s face it, there are a myriad of options available for women, isn’t it time, perhaps long overdue for men to take charge of birth control?
Archive for July, 2011
Last week I had not one, but two expectant moms approach me after teaching the SF based McMoyler Method childbirth class, seeking my opinion on “encapsulating” their placentas to ingest after delivery.
Watch for another post with my findings on this ancient custom, popular among many other cultures…
I had a long conversation with a recent graduate of McMoyler Method classes, who is now on bed rest, trying to eek out two more weeks before she delivers her first baby. While it is true that science and technology can provide an adequate “ womb with a view” in the Intensive Care Nursery, nothing can completely replace the uterine environment for fetal development.
To read more about the benefits of extending pregnancy to the due date: http://www.npr.org/2011/07/18/138473097/doctors-to-pregnant-women-wait-at-least-39-weeks
Neonatal intensive care nurseries (NICU) work overtime to incorporate the parents in not only what is happening with their babies, but involving them as much as possible- important for the physical development of the baby and the emotional bonding within families.
Read more: http://online.wsj.com/article/the_informed_patient.html
Several years ago, Robert Nickel and his wife arrived in the SF based McMoyler Method prenatal classes- having traveled all the way from LA! Robert was instantly on board with the McMoyler philosophy that dads’ are essential to the process of being involved with the birth of their baby…so much so, that he ultimately founded a company focusing specifically on daddy’s: www.daddyscrubs.com