The gentlebirth.org website is provided courtesy of
Ronnie Falcao, LM MS, a homebirth midwife in Mountain View, CA
Dirty Dozen List of Endocrine Disruptors
12 Hormone-Altering Chemicals and How to Avoid Them
This article for Family Physicians discusses the hazards of endocrine disruptors during pregnancy.
The following explanation of medical need, courtesy of Birth & Beyond, Seattle, WA, is provided in order to expedite insurance coverage for the rental of a portable warm water immersion tub.
CPT CODE E1399
Goods provide Portable warm water immersion tub
Diagnosis The mother requires assistance with pain management during labor
Pain management during the birthing process costs the healthcare system
between $700.00-$1500.00 per patient. Warm water immersion provides
an atmosphere of relaxation and buoyancy that has proven to be an effective
method of reducing the need for medical intervention. Here are some
compelling reasons to invest in warm water immersion through reimbursement
of the portable tub.
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