Jake's Birth Story: A Hypnobabies VBAC

My Hypnobabies VBAC success story I had been having contractions almost every night while working at the computer, but any time I laid down they would stop. On Friday, Nov 16, it was the same thing, contractions every… Read More

Cesarean Prevention Video

[youtube=http://youtube.com/watch?v=EZy0JPtubiQ] There are certainly times when a cesarean is life saving.  But too many times in today’s births many cesareans are not medically necessary.  Why does this matter?  Isn’t all that is important is a healthy baby and… Read More

Birth and Faith Survey

I created a survey to look at if and how someone’s faith could effect their birth.  Please take a few minutes to fill it out!  It should only take about 5 minutes.   Click Here to take survey If… Read More

Emotional Aspects of Being a Doula

The Trust Birth Conference was very interesting.  It was fun talking with other doulas there.  We had one group discussion and someone talked about how our work as Doula’s can be effected by our births.  It made me… Read More

Long Back to Back Births

The end of  2007 I attended two very long births back to back.  Out of 63 hours I was gone 57.  I was home for a few hours of sleep between them.  I missed my 2 year olds… Read More

April is Cesarean Awareness Month

I have had a cesarean with my first baby.  It was a medical emergency and I feel that it saved my baby’s life.  Baby was not OK and needed to be born NOW.  I am grateful for living… Read More

Why is she choosing a Cesarean?

 This post is NOT about medically necessary cesareans, there are certainly times when choosing a cesarean is obviously the best choice, when the life of mom or baby is at stake.  This is also is a total of 4… Read More

Talking to a mom planning a cesarean

 When I find out someone is planning a cesarean, I start by asking, “Why?”  It helps that I can say, “I had a cesarean with my first baby.  Why are you having one?”  Then I listen to their… Read More

Is Education Enough?

This post is somewhat prompted by reading a blog entry about how it bugs this mom when people say educate yourself about birth, because she educated herself but still didn’t have a good birth experience. The birth environment… Read More

Support for VBACs from Australia…

This is an interesting article from the Australian birth community.  It discusses how the cesarean rate is too high and the problems that is causing for women and for the medical world there.  I hope America figures this… Read More

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