Having a baby? No big deal. Get a doctor, go to the hospital, get it over with a quickly as possible...maybe not. Consider that midwives have been attending births for centuries. They were assisting women well before there were medical schools. … [Read more...] about Midwives Today
I was once asked to help field calls from callers after speaking briefly on how much say a mother has over her body once in the hospital. The bottom line is that parents have the legal right to allow or deny all medical procedures. Most parents don't … [Read more...] about NPR Interview on Birth
A Happy Mother After a birth options phone consultation, with Jo Anne Lindberg, I chose to have my prenatal care at Elmhurst memorial - the midwife group.. The midwives there are terrific! Hannah Claire was born on January 30. 8 lbs 4 oz and 20.5 … [Read more...] about Thank You BirthLink!
You begin to wonder how much more and you don’t think you can go on. Things are getting very intense. You have stopped thinking about anything but your body and your baby. You are in a world of your own. Riding the waves of sensation that your body … [Read more...] about Inspired Birth Story – Part 2
While there are no guarantees one can always hope for an inspired birth. The first sensations, or power surges, come on slowly. It is night so you try to let your partner sleep but you are too excited. You doubt if this is really “it”! Your … [Read more...] about Inspired Birth Story – Part One