Recently, I met a mom in a bar with her baby. Yep. A baby-in-a-bar. Eh, why not? Anyway, she and I got to talking and I told her what I did for a living. She then said something that made me take pause. She said that she’d taken the hospital’s Lamaze class, but “it didn’t work […]
There is one choice that affects your whole birth experience. It sets the tone for your prenatal visits and affects all further choices you have during pregnancy, labor and birth. Choosing your care provider is the most important choice you can make. Do you choose an Obstetrician, Family Practice physician, Maternal Fetal Medicine or a Midwife? […]
I’ve asked similar questions myself regarding different types of professionals. Our friends’ opinions matter to us. We trust those that have worked with someone to give us guidance and recommendations. The problem is when one friend loves the doctor and the other has had a bad experience. It is complicated by the third person who […]
A few weeks ago ACOG updated their guidelines for preventing a primary c-section. One of their points is that active labor is 6 cm, not 4. This is a big deal and can reduce the number of c-sections done for “failure to progress”. Please share this information! More: Science & Sensibility: Safe Prevention of the Primary […]
This is something I say often during my Confident Birthing classes. It is a major component to having a birth experience where you are comfortable with any medical intervention you may need, or that you may choose. Please share it!