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AlJazeera English has created an excellent and concise documentary on the issue of the overuse of cesarean surgery in the United States. I watched it last night after seeing it linked to The Unnecesarean’s Facebook page. Today, I share it … Continue reading
Today, would have been my calculated due date for my second daughter – Ivy Pearl, had she actually been born on this day three years ago. The date my midwife calculated was April 16th. The day she was born was … Continue reading
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This birth story shows a few important things to realize if you are planning a VBAC. It is a beautiful story with a lot to teach us. 1) If possible, choose a care provider who fully supports VBAC and natural … Continue reading
-“Birth is a creative process, not a surgical procedure. I picture dancers on a stage. Once, doing a pirouette, a woman sustained a cervical fracture as result of a fall; she is not paralyzed. We try to make the stage … Continue reading
April is Cesarean Awareness Month. This is a topic dear to my heart, and I hope to be able to share with you some helpful information, websites, online video, and inspiring stories throughout the month of April. The first story … Continue reading
In the area where I teach “in-person” Lamaze Childbirth Preparation classes (along with other classes), I am the first person in around 10 years to offer a complete series of childbirth education classes. Despite having a recent and rich tradition … Continue reading
The instance when you first lay eyes on your baby’s face with any real clarity of moment is magnificent. There is no other word for it. This baby you felt inside you, growing, rolling, kicking, hiccuping, sleeping, is now in your … Continue reading
Personally, giving birth without a doula present is not something that I would consider lightly. The word doula comes from Greek meaning “a woman who serves” or “female servant”. During both of my pregnancies, I planned to have experienced women to attend … Continue reading
Last week the Kentucky state legislature passed Senate Bill 110 which will allow optometrists to perform some basic laser surgery procedures that have generally been limited to opthalmologists. The bill is aimed at improving the possibilities of eye care in rural … Continue reading