The women are crowded into the dressing room, peeling wet swimsuits from their rounded bellies. An unusual cross-section of women – a technology specialist for the school district, a yoga teacher recently moved back home from life in the tropics, a couple of my high school classmates. 354 more words
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The Platform Lovers – Hard Labour?
The labour unit was not decorated in the pleasant pastel colours of the maternity ward two floors above.
The harsh green walls and stark fluorescent lighting gave a sense of practicality, of purposefulness, that they had seen their share of action over the years. 899 more words
Monday, November 3, 2014, 3 a.m.
Labor Hour 3
Fortunately for Randy and the lifelong health of our young marriage, he eventually realized “I need you” was code for “this is happening with or without you, so pick a side.” As he came to, I was trying to figure out the most comfortable position for laboring at home until my contractions were close enough to go to the hospital, which I hoped would be any minute now. 2,229 more words
I stumbled across a post a few years ago that really seemed to sum up the evolution that my practice style as a doula has taken. 774 more words