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Catherine Beier MS CBE

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I can provide evidence-based information and current research findings concerning childbirth and pregnancy. My specializations include natural childbirth, pregnancy and birth interventions, fetal positioning, labor induction, choosing a care provider, midwives, homebirth, unassisted birth, natural pain relief, medications in pregnancy and birth, informed consent, understanding the risks and benefits of childbirth choices, doulas, waterbirth, childbirth methods, childbirth education classes, cesarean section, and VBAC.

Experience in the area

I have been a childbirth educator, mother, author, public speaker, researcher, and birth advocate for the past 9 years. I am also the author of, a site dedicated to natural childbirth and pregnancy information. I publish evidence-based articles on pregnancy, childbirth, newborn care, and post-partum care. I'm also a mother of three children, two daughters and one son all born naturally.


My book, Birth Outside the Box, was published in 2007.


I hold a Master's degree in communication disorders with an emphasis in child development. I am also an independent childbirth educator.

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Elaine12/01/14101010Thank u very much has been weighing .....
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Recent Answers from Catherine Beier MS CBE

2014-11-28 how will i know when did i conceived?:

Maikka,    You most likely conceived around October 4th based on your ultrasound results.  Transvaginal ultrasound between 8-10 weeks is the most accurate way to date a pregnancy, so the odds are very

2014-11-26 Conception query:

Hi Elaine,    Your boyfriend is the father without question.  Sperm can only live in the reproductive tract for up to 5 days, so there is no way you could have conceived from that encounter given your

2013-07-31 conception date.:

Counting back 40 weeks gives you the likely first day of your last period (if you have regular cycles).  Counting back 38 weeks gives you your likely conception date. Conception usually occurs two weeks

2013-07-24 Please help me! I need to know conception date from ultrasound results!:

There is an entire gender selection method devoted to the theory that male sperm are faster but less hardy and female sperm are bigger, slower but live longer so that if you want a boy, you should have

2013-07-22 conception:

You most likely conceived on 1/6/13 which means you had to have had intercourse between 1/1/13 and 1/6/13.  Sperm can live in the reproductive tract for up to 5 days so typically the day you have intercourse


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