Labor was going slowly, even though her water had already broken. The entire family was allowed in the room. The boys, seven and five, remember it well. The older one told me he was disappointed he didn't get to see the actual birth. At 9 pm, … [Read more...] about Amazing Breech Birth Story – Part Two
Birth stories fascinate me. I encourage parents to record their birth stories for their children. Hopefully, they will bring them out and read them at each birth day. Sadly, this is a legacy many of us do not have. I encourage couples to ask their … [Read more...] about Amazing Breech Birth Story – Part One
How do you make decisions when choosing a practitioner in the birth or alternative medicine communities? I suggest that you interview. Most practitioners are willing to spend 10 or 15 minutes on the phone answering some questions about how they … [Read more...] about Interviewing Practitioners
A Book Review ...”Throughout the world until the eighteenth century, the vertical delivery was the most prevalent way to give birth.”... Women Giving Birth – Astrid Limburg and Beatrijs Smulders – Holland Midwives I never tire of reading … [Read more...] about First Touch & Vertical Birth
Normal birth is a birth that happens on it's own and is undisturbed. I had the opportunity to meet with a small group of pregnant mothers who asked me to speak about the midwifery model of care. Most of the mothers stated that they would like to have … [Read more...] about What is normal birth?