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This is a great article about how vaginal exams in labor can often cause more harm than good.

The Anterior Cervical Lip: how to ruin a perfectly good birth | Midwife Thinking.



Jana Studelska, LM, CPM on the subject of pushing – The Push is Powerful Stuff – Mothering Community.


Maryn Leister, CPM, talks about the dangerous effects of coached pushing and listening to your own body.

Here are a few articles on helping to keep your perineum intact.

• Gloria Lemay talks about the how-to’s of pushing:

• This is a great article on nutrition and it’s importance in perineal health:



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