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Avoiding a Cesarean

I think it’s fair to say that most people don’t go into childbirth hoping that they’ll end up having a cesarean. Unfortunately, one of the realities of giving birth in this country is our alarmingly-high rate of cesarean sections. 771 more words

Doula

Book Review: The Business of Baby

Part of the DONA certification process is reading a series of books on birth and pregnancy (which of course attracts quite a few curious looks when I’m on the bus) but I’ve also taken to reading any book about birth (culturally, medically and from the view of birth as a business) that I can get my hands on. 704 more words

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Partners and doulas

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Well, here it goes, It’s simple really, because your partner has 2 jobs in a birth room. He/she has to be a partner  and  a parent. 177 more words

Doula

Pregnancy Journal: +40 Weeks

I’m now 40 weeks and a few days along in my pregnancy.  As a doula and having already had one baby, I know my due date is a “guess date” at best.   176 more words

Birth

Made it to 40 Weeks...Now what?

I’m now 40 weeks and a few days along in my pregnancy.  As a doula and having already had one baby, I know my due date is a “guess date” at best.   176 more words

Baby

Has Midwifery Gone Back to the Dark Ages of Witchcraft?

The answer is yes IF the midwife is prochoice. There is nothing about abortion or prochoice that is of God, and if it isn’t of God….then what is it? 894 more words

ABORTION

Full of Questions

My last two births did not go as the mommas had planned.  In fact, both ended in c-sections and I can safely say that was the furthest from both of their minds.   1,029 more words

Choice