Monthly :: March 2011

The Third Stage of Labor

Your beautiful baby has just been born and placed, slowly and gently, on your stomach. Flesh-to-flesh contact will probably feel just right to you. Skin contact will feel good to your baby, too, and keep her warm. You may want to have a blanket

Pain in Labor

Bring up the subject of pain in childbirth in a room full of women, and you’ll start a conversation that could go on for hours. Everyone has something to say on this topic—even people who never experienced labor themselves have a story to tell


By Ellis J. Biderson Web Exclusive In the middle of a dinner, my daughter suddenly glanced to the floor on her right, excused herself from the table, and got the large, clear plastic jug that once held baking soda from its familiar place under

Vaccination Booklist

This list is a compilation of books suggested by MDC members:   The Cutter Incident , Paul Offit Don’t Vaccinate Before You Educate , Mayer Eisenstein Evidence of Harm , David Kirby How To Raise A Healthy Child … Inspite Of Your Doctor ,