Birth story – Jessica and baby Martha — The Positive Birth Company

Pregnancy – I’ll keep this section short and sweet as my pregnancy was super straight forward! I absolutely LOVED being pregnant. I was one of the lucky few who didn’t experience any symptoms other than feeling a little uncomfortable towards the end. Induction – Unfortunately, my little babe was super cosy in my tummy and … Read more

Water births during a dynamic changing picture

Role of midwives during COVID 19 and waterbirths Author: Dianne Garland FRCM SRN RM ADM PGCEA MSc Freelance midwife During these changing and challenging times I have spent the last few months sharing information about the use of water for labor and birth. I have written widely, undertaken interviews and started Zoom sessions to provide … Read more

The Science Behind Anti-Anxiety Medication

Anxiety is a multi-faceted condition, but scientists have found a way to fight back against it with anti-anxiety medication. When you take anti-anxiety medication, you’ll likely notice your symptoms get a lot better. There’s a reason for that, and it’s all in the science. Here’s a bit more about how both anxiety and the medications … Read more

A new drug update – Birth Control Pharmacist

A new combined oral contraceptive was approved by the FDA (Nextstellis®) in April 2021.1 Nextstellis contains estetrol, an estrogen that can be manufactured from plants and that was originally derived naturally during pregnancy from the fetus liver, and drospirenone, a progestin found in other currently available contraceptives. Drospirenone has antiandrogenic and anti-mineralocorticoid activity.2 Estetrol differs … Read more

October 2021 horoscopes: Double double toil and trouble

If you’re feeling unprepared for the new season that’s now upon us, you’re not alone. Luckily, the beginning of fall won’t bring anything you can’t handle, though you may have to bring more focus and intention to your relationships than you had to over the summer. Read on for more details. Libra September 23rd – … Read more