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Catherine Pearson

No Link Between Pitocin To Help Labor And Later ADHD, Study Says | Catherine Pearson | Posted 02.09.2015 | Parents

Some researchers have raised the possibility of a link between Pitocin -- a synthetic form of the hormone oxytocin that is widely used to start or ass...

Do I Need a Yurt to Have a Natural Birth?

Toni Nagy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Toni Nagy

Even though I gave birth in a hospital, I was also committed to having a natural birth. I am very grateful for my experience, and for all those who supported my effort. Here are some tips to have the natural birth you want -- regardless of being in a geodesic dome made from yack saliva.

Catherine Pearson

Is This Common Labor Drug Unsafe? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.07.2013 | Parents

A preliminary new study of the drug Pitocin, frequently given to women to help start or speed up childbirth, has raised concerns about its safety. ...

Hurricane Earl, Riptides and Ocean Memories

Susan Orlins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Orlins

As a kid at the Jersey shore, on days of ocean calm, I would float over the occasional ripple with my dad, his hands folded behind his head and his ta...