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Making Predictions During Birth - About as Magic as the 8 Ball!

Did you ever have a Magic 8 Ball? I did. I loved that thing. I loved being able to ask a question, any question, and have the almighty oracle predict my fate. 1,513 more words

Labor

The Unexpected in Birth and the Importance of Control

This is a quick reflection on how birth is about “the unexpected” and about how important it is that women be in control of decision-making in birth precisely BECAUSE so much in birth is unexpected. 398 more words

Childbirth

How we love to Google our Childbirth Education Classes

Childbirth Classes: Necessity or Luxury? Redundant in the Internet Age?

(reposted from last year with a new graph below!)

Hello pregnant women!

Fewer of us than ever before are signing up for traditional childbirth education classes. 559 more words

Childbirth

You had your baby where?!?! A look at choices in childbirth setting.

Here in the US, we are blessed to have lots of different options—just look at the ketchup/catsup isle in any grocery store and you’ll see what I mean. 1,039 more words

Midwifery

What to Expect When Your Baby Is Not Who You Expected Him to Be: 5 Strategies for Parenting a High Needs Baby

You can never be quite sure of who this tiny human is going to be after he or she emerges from your womb.

We often expect an image like this one (Artist: … 459 more words

All Things Doula

What to do when you JUST. CAN'T. SLEEP!

How frustrating is it when you lay down for a good night’s rest, but it never comes? You lie awake, counting sheep or thinking about colors or whatever it is your supposed to do, but nothing works. 481 more words

Midwifery

Research Summary on Effectiveness of Non-Drug Coping Techniques

There have been several literature reviews of available research on the available non-pharmacological techniques for coping with labor pain. Each of these reviews acknowledges the limitations of the research that they compile: primarily the studies are small sample sizes, and are not properly randomized control trials. 270 more words

Childbirth Education