Candace McCollett
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One of the secrets to less pain and a faster childbirth - Optimal Fetal Positioning

Posted on February 5, 2011 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

We have all heard how breech deliveries are more complicated and usually guarantee a surgical birth these days.  I am here to tell you that there is more to baby’s position than just head down (vertex).  We also want to keep the baby's back in the anterior arc of the mother's abdomen to help make childbirth easier for all those involved.  You will often hear me tell my childbirth students, "Keep your baby in the hammock!"…


May is International Doula Month

Posted on May 10, 2010 at 1:12pm 2 Comments

Doulas, who offer informational, physical and emotional support to women and families during the childbearing year, celebrate our profession in May. Doulas are one of your biggest fans for a healthy, normal pregnancy, birth and postpartum. The word "doula" comes from the Greeks meaning "woman servant" or "mothering the mother." The modern meaning is a professional, experienced person giving non-medical support in the…


Use your BRAIN when it comes to your healthcare!

Posted on April 5, 2010 at 1:57pm 0 Comments

Do you know what it means to consent to a medical procedure versus giving informed consent? Knowing this distinction can make the difference between a satisfying birth experience and a disappointing one. Parents who were able to be involved in the decision making process of their labor and birth were happier with their experience, regardless of…


Spring Childbirth Classes are starting!

Posted on March 18, 2010 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

The next group class series starts on Thursday, April 1st, 6:30pm-9pm, at Colorado Springs OB/GYN (the offices of Dr. John Baer and Sharon Ruyak, CNM) on the corner of Dublin and Rangewood.…

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