Lovely phone message

As noted in my previous post, I am on vacation, so I haven’t been tied to my cell phone.  I discovered a lovely phone message on there from this morning from one of my students.   The message was from G., from this post, with the OB who tried to scare her that the routine interventions …

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ACOG's Statement on Homebirth

I would love to go through each part of the statement and despute it… but I don’t have to, because someone else did a GREAT job doing it and I am just going to send you over to the House of Harris Blog and read what she said.  I wholeheartedly agree!

What to do next time…

I asked a nurse what I could have done differently during this birth.  She pointed out that this nurse was probably operating from fear.  Fear that something might go wrong and she would get blamed.  That helped me to reframe it a bit.  I think that I need to remember my doula clients have all …

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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 today is not always accepting of normal births, so it can be a challenge to have one. …

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Library Display is UP!

I will admit it isn’t very pretty, but hopefully it will attract attention and people will take the free bookmarks with list of books and websites! I had the information on doula poster from a Babies R Us fair we did last year.  I put out some books on the bottom shelf.  Taped to the …

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