News

Review of Birth Control Pills Website

Birth control is an important aspect of family planning. Every woman should think properly how to protect herself from unwanted pregnancy. First of all, she should visit a gynecologist who assesses her condition and selects the correct method of contraception. Among the most popular contraceptive means there are: combined hormonal pills; intrauterine devices; mini-pills. This…

Planning Family and Labor

According to the WHO definition, the concept of family planning refers to actions aimed at ensuring the control of the reproductive function of a married couple for the birth of healthy and wanted children. Especially the principles of family planning are supported by people belonging to the ideological direction of childfree which means “free from children.”Family Planning

What is Family Planning?

Family planning represents a complex of medical, social and legal actions. Their goal is to give birth to healthy children, eliminate unwanted pregnancies, and regulate the time between births. The family planning program consists of preparing for a planned pregnancy, a complete examination and treatment of infertile couples, the choice of contraceptives and the termination of an unwanted pregnancy.

When planning a family, the age of a woman is important. Women who gave birth earlier than 20 years are at risk of developing complications during pregnancy and childbirth. And for women who give birth after 35 years, the risk of developing genetic diseases increases, among them Down’s syndrome is the most common.

The development and implementation of a family planning program reduce maternal mortality caused by induced abortions. Termination of pregnancy by artificial abortion in most cases causes terrible and severe harm to women’s health. Newborn health and infant mortality are linked with the age of the mother and the interval between births. The mortality rate of newborns who were born one year after the first birth is several times higher than with an interval of 2 years or more. The issue of contraception is one of the main when planning a family. Contraception is a protection against unwanted pregnancy of women of reproductive age.

There are several methods of contraception:

It is not so easy to choose a method of contraception, taking into account the age of a woman, especially her sexual life, the presence of gynecological diseases. A woman should undergo a profound medical examination. A doctor will estimate the health condition before prescribing any means of contraception.

Ditch the Birth Plan!

When women are able to experience self-determination, rather than control or a perfect plan, they will succeed at having a birth that is aligned with their vision. The key, shares Nicole Deggins of Sista Midwife Productions, is that mamas tap into their intuition and develop a birth philosophy. In this pieces, she offers the key…

Herbs for Labor XVI: Birthroot

Isabelle Wilson is an internationally renowned medicine woman and herbalist who is known for her work, the Wise Woman Way. In this edition of the series called “Herbs for Labor” written for Birth Institute, she shares how birthroots spread and meander, like life, like childbirth, and how Trillium would be used to support women throughout the…

Meditations for Pregnancy, Birth and Bonding

Meditation is an ancient practice that supports well-being, and it is a tool that can help parents and their baby both physically and spiritually. In this piece, Sienna Long, author of Enlightened Pregnancy, provides a guided meditation exercise that you may use to support your clients’ minds, giving them spiritual guidance and support for baby. Learn to support…

Herbs for Labor XV: Cotton Root

Isabelle Wilson is an internationally renowned medicine woman and herbalist who is known for her work, the Wise Woman Way. In this edition of the series called “Herbs for Labor” written for Birth Institute, she eloquently shares how cotton root bark is beneficial for kick-starting uterine contractions, bringing on the placenta, and relieves symptoms of endometriosis. Take…

Supporting Women in Ecstatic Birth

The difference between a birth that feels traumatic as opposed to ecstatic is rarely in the specific details, but in how a birthing mom processes the experience, and we as practitioners have an opportunity to help ensure it’s positive. In this piece, Ella Browne Hay of Ecstatic Birth shares a few essential factors and ways…

Five simple exercises to set mamas on a journey of self­-acceptance

Mindful awareness of physical and emotional attachment is the first step in both radical self-­acceptance and in creating a pregnancy, birth and mamahood narrative that is both healed and empowering. In this piece, yoga teacher and pregnancy coach Sandra Maurer provides us with five simple exercises we can use to support our clients on their journeys….

Play this game to teach your clients about informed consent

When it comes to the birth process, parents shouldn’t simply be told their rights, they must be shown how to apply them. In this piece, childbirth educator and postpartum doula Nicole Wheeler shares her unique tool for teaching parents about informed consent: a rousing game of BINGO. Do you feel called to support women to have…

Healthy Emotional Boundaries: Best Practices for Birth Workers

When we take care of ourselves physically and emotionally, we are better able to set healthy boundaries with our clients, which in turn allows us to serve them with the attention and compassion that they deserve. In this piece, Morgan Burgess explores the importance of creating healthy emotional boundaries with our clients, and shares a…

Canadian Health&Care Mall