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Do I Need a Doula?

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

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Supporting Homebirth and Birth Center Midwifery Care for Rural Kentucky Women

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

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The Ultrasound Revealed My Baby is Big – What Now?

If I sympathize with any aspect of late pregnancy most, it is hearing the news that your baby is “big” or “too big”.  Our family grows big babies.  I was born a bit over 9lbs. (my mother’s first child) and … Continue reading

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My Body Wouldn’t/Won’t – Dilate

* Since this post still gets quite a number of visit 2 years after the original post.  I want to update also with a link to another resource and possible explanation to many of the questions posed here.  After reading … Continue reading

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Fear of Childbirth – Part III

Overcoming Fear There is a secret in our culture, and it is not that childbirth is painful.  It’s that women are strong. -Lisa Stavoe Harm In this third post of my series on the Fear of Childbirth, I want to … Continue reading

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Fear of Childbirth – Part II

In the last post, we discussed possible reasons for our fear and anxieties of birth.  In this post, I hope to get more specific about how the experiences we have and the stories of others can impact birth.  Then, in … Continue reading

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A Bill Proposing Federal Recognition of CPMs to be Introduced Soon – Great News for Rural Women

M.A.M.A. – The Midwives and Mothers in Action Campaign has been working diligently for sometime for federal recognition of certified professional midwives (CPM) both so women’s access to the care they provide can be increased, and so that CPMs can … Continue reading

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