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Two Years

Two years ago, about this time, I was in a situation that millions of american women face every day. I was fighting an annoyed hospital staff for the right to give birth the way I wanted to, and the way I knew my body was capable. 1,466 more words

Informed Consent in Birth

“I’m just going to go with the flow.” “I don’t want to experience that much pain.” “I’ll just do what the doctors say.”

How often do people think things along these lines when it comes to childbirth? 978 more words


Iowa to Pay $3.7 million in Brain Injury Negligence Lawsuit

The state of Iowa has agreed to settle a medical negligence lawsuit filed against University of Iowa hospital for $3.7 million. The lawsuit was filed by Jonathon and Martha Fountain and their 5-year-old son and alleged that negligence by hospital employees caused the boy to suffer brain injuries during his birth, leaving him severely retarded, with cerebral palsy and other serious conditions. 169 more words


Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve posted! Theodore has been with us for two and a half weeks, and I’m sure my readers can understand our lack of posts. 1,148 more words


Amanda V's Cesarean Story

I’ve written this story many times, the content of each version varying with the stages of grief I experienced. I’ve heard it all before; that all that mattered was that my baby and I were healthy, that we were alive. 1,492 more words

Baby Jupiter Comes Earthside! (Mama ROCKS an induction at 38 weeks)

Mama wasn’t “due” for another 2 weeks, but after several weeks of chronic hypertension, she was ultimately induced on the day before her 38-week mark. She was induced with pitocin and on magnesium sulfate… not the friendliest of combos. 2,516 more words

Birth Story