The Risk of Cesarean Section

The Risk of Cesarean Section

“Cesarean section is the most common major surgical procedure performed in the United States.” So goes the opening sentence by the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services of a lengthy expose’ outlining the statistics, truth, and informatio...

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Getting Plugged In

I love being a midwife. I love connecting with new mamas and mamas-to-be, beautiful with round bellies alive with the life inside. I often tell an obviously-pregnant mom I see out in public, “You look great!” or, “You’re beautiful.&#822...

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Can I Help You? Please?

Please, let me make a difference. Reward my hard work with a listening ear. See my passion for what it is – genuine care for you and your baby. I’m not crazy, or fanatical. I just believe in a way to give birth that veers from society’s norm,...

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Guest Post: Three Things Nurses Wish You Knew About Childbirth

An article has been circulating, bearing the same title as this post. I encourage you to read it, by clicking on the title above. Here is what Joni Edelman, former Labor & Delivery nurse, had to say in response to it. I found her comments quite insightful,...

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What Are We Thinking

One thing I can’t apologize for, is that I’m biased. Severely. Nope, no open mind here! I’m also strongly opinionated, er, I mean, passionate about what I believe in. While I have attempted to temper that exuberance in many areas of my life, ...

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“What Are You Going To Do About It??”

I have a 1st time mom whose estimated due date (EDD) was June 24. They attend my church so the excitement is high as people wait on the coming baby. Now she is overdue. Mom is excitedly anxious to meet her baby, but she is very relaxed, as I have told her from...

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