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Does Gestational Diabetes always mean a Big Baby and Induction?

July 3, 2012 by Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN © Copyright Evidence Based Birth®. Please see disclaimer and terms of use. This question was submitted to me by one of my readers, Sarah. “I have a question about gestational diabetes. It seems like everyone I know who has...

Exercise during Pregnancy

June 18, 2012 by Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN © Copyright Evidence Based Birth®. Please see disclaimer and terms of use. Have you ever wondered if you should exercise during pregnancy? Is exercise safe during pregnancy? What are the benefits? Are there any risks?...

Evidence for the Saline Lock during Labor

Evidence for the Saline Lock during Labor

A saline lock (sometimes called a “hep-lock” for historic reasons), is an intravenous (IV) catheter that is threaded into a peripheral vein, flushed with saline, and then capped off for later use. This way you are not hooked up to an IV pole, but the nurses have easy...

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