New Year Babies!

Healthy Mother Sanctum Natural Birth Center, welcomes the first two sweet babies of 2013! On the 6th of January, we had 2 baby girls being born within hours of each other. Both dads had wanted baby girls, so it was sweet to see their wishes come true! The first baby was born to a mother who was in...

A VBAC and Waterbirth at Healthy Mother Sanctum

Last night, a beautiful baby girl was born to a VBAC momma, who had birthed her first son 15 months earlier by a medically unnecessary C-section. As she labored, she needed much encouragement and support, which was amply provided by her husband, who kept reminding her that “this pain only lasts for a...

Vaginal Births after Two Cesareans – What Does Research Tell Us?

Over the past several years, I have had the opportunity to talk to several moms who have had a previous C-section, and want to try for a natural birth the second time around. In fact, we have helped some of these women birth their second baby naturally at our Healthy Mother Birthing Center. One of the...

Why are c-sections rising in India?

The Times of India Hyderabad on 21/1 carried an editorial titled “Take it Easy” on a World Health Organization report on rising c-section rates in Asian countries, including India. While the WHO report mentions that in India overall, the c-section rate is 18%, in reality, if we take the urban and...