Elaine Sotirakos- Guest Author (Elaine contacted BirthLink to let us know she and her friends enjoy the newsletter. I asked if she was a parent or practitioner. She said, “Parent, I had a natural birth and feel very passionate about it. My birth … [Read more...] about 75 Hours of Labor & I Loved It!
While many people rely on personal referrals this is not always the best way to find a good match. They may have been great for your friend or family member but not for you. With the advent of the internet, web sites can be useful for initial … [Read more...] about Find a Practitioner
First published February 2010. I was finally able to attend my first home birth! After all these years, it seems I have only gone to hospital births. I feel very honored to have been invited as a shiatsu support person and to offer sibling care. I … [Read more...] about Home Birth – Welcome with Love
Practitioners are often too busy to take the time to educate their clients. They may not be aware of all the options. Parents appreciate having a comprehensive source for information as they can become overwhelmed by the number of decisions they need … [Read more...] about Inspired Birth Consultations
How should we educate parents and the larger community about birth options? Education is best done through multiple approaches--the first is community services such as BirthLink and the internet which provide excellent information for those who … [Read more...] about Meet a Midwife – Gayle Riedmann CNM – Interview Part One