This article was originally written in 2013 in response to a Jezebel post, and has been updated for 2016: The headline was, to say the least, shocking- “PREGNANT WOMEN EVERYWHERE ARE BEING BULLIED INTO HAVING A C-SECTION”, followed by a short article detailing all of two incidents, where intimidation and legal action were used to effect a… Read More The Cesarean Rate- What it means, why it exists, and what to do about it.
Birth is a physically and emotionally vulnerable time for many, which makes having a birth team that shares your beliefs and values about birth an important task of birth preparation. Take some time to do the following exercise: List everyone who will be present at your birth, in the birth room with you. Consider the… Read More Align Your Birth Team
B.R.A.I.N. is an acronym that can help parents to gather information from a care provider or birth attendant when a procedure or intervention has been proposed. B: BENEFITS First, ask the What & Why questions: What is it you are offering? Why is this being offered now? What is the expected effect/impact on my labor?… Read More Using Your B.R.A.I.N.