Category: Birth

Thoughts on birth - labor & delivery, drug-free births, birth centers, birth stories, etc.

Choosing A Midwife - A Primer for Moms-to-Be

If you are a mom-to-be, you have many choices ahead of you - not only about what car seat to choose and what to do after maternity leave - but also about the "big day." The two choices that will especially set the stage for your birth experience are the birth environment (hospital, birth center, […]

Birth Centers 101

If you are pregnant, you are probably aware that you have three options when it comes to the location of your impending birth: a hospital, a birth center, or your home. Today we'll focus on the birth center option. I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Cynthia Flynn, the newly elected President of the American […]

Drugs vs. No Drugs In Labor: What I Chose and Why

As we anticipate getting pregnant with number two, I've been thinking about my labor and delivery choices. For my first birth, I gave birth in a hospital without drugs with an OB attending the birth (ahem...catching the baby). For my second birth, I intend to give birth without drugs again, but I hope to go […]

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