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Almost Half-Way Point

Tomorrow I’ll be 19 weeks pregnant. That puts McQ at roughly the size of a mango (though, considerably less delicious). Kicks and movements are starting to feel a little bit stronger, but they’re still not particularly regular. 330 more words


"Every Mother Needs A Midwife, And Some Women Need A Doctor, Too!"

An article from the Boston Globe “Call (Back) The Midwife” looks at midwifery today in the U.S. and how we need a cultural change to make birth normal and not high risk.  Read the article HERE.


Wages, legitimately derailed

Right now in New Zealand there is an incredible case unfolding. I’m talking of course about the College of Midwives taking the government to court over how little they are paid. 2,190 more words

Midwives vs. Hospitals: Our decision

I know that China and America are worlds apart (literally) but their views on birth couldn’t be more different. In China, most births happen by C-section. 1,363 more words

ST. PAUL'S HOSPITAL RELOCATION: the joys of angry reader feedback


My story about a birthing centre being considered for the new St. Paul’s Hospital site was welcome news to some like midwives and women who want to have a non-medicalized birthing experience outside a hospital. 973 more words

Medicine Matters

18 Week Checkup

Had my monthly visit with the midwives yesterday. I met with Esther for the first time – very nice. My blood pressure is great and I’ve finally started to gain some weight (there’s a sentence I never thought I’d type). 47 more words


Gender pay equity

Pay equity for women is being promoted through the courts with two new cases coming up recently.

Women have struggled for a long time to achieve pay parity with men. 485 more words