Midwife Assisted Birth I admire midwives more than any other profession. They support normal physiological birth, for the most part, and treat women with respect during one of the most challenging and vulnerable times of their lives. There is no … [Read more...] about The Gold Standard
ASK QUESTIONS FIRST- Making informed decisions is based on doing your own research. Before choosing any kind of treatment, be it medical or alternative, I spend a great deal of time researching. While that may seem obvious, I notice many people … [Read more...] about Think for Yourself
How do we form our personal belief systems? We are born with the innate ability to love and trust. This can change as we grow and develop. Family beliefs are taught to us. We are educated to believe in our culture and perhaps religious teachings. We … [Read more...] about The Power of Beliefs – Making Choices
by Katherine S. Puls, Certified Nurse Midwife/Advanced Nurse Practitioner The number of C-sections is increasing in the United States due to the changing medical and legal climate, so you maybe part of the 33% of women who have experienced a … [Read more...] about Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Birth?
During the birth process we see many interventions being used routinely even though they often don’t have a grounding in evidence based medicine. Recently it has been brought to my attention that a doula can be an intervention! How could this be? The … [Read more...] about Birth Power