Tag: birth centers versus hospitals

a tribute to the Tucson birth center

Exactly two months from today, she'll be two. She laughs easily, tells stories with animation, and has the cutest little waddly-run you've ever seen. I often think of the night I first met her. 8:30pm - on the dot. She arrived in the water. I was on all fours. Tim caught her from behind. We were […]

BEST OF 2009: Pregnancy Posts

Here's a look back at my five favorite pregnancy/birth-related posts from 2009: 5 Things To Do BEFORE You Have A Baby {October 16, 2009} 6 Pregnancy Products You Probably Want {May 11, 2009} How much does it cost to have a baby? {September 7, 2009} Birth Centers Versus Hospitals {April 5, 2009} 10 Things You […]

4 Things Obstetricians Do That Drive Me Crazy

***I want to start this post by saying that I am truly grateful for Obstetricians and the life-saving surgeries that they perform. They have much knowledge and their skilled hands have undoubtedly helped many women and babies survive in dire circumstances.*** I remain unconvinced, however, that OBs are the best caregivers for women with normal, […]

10 Things You Should Know About Birth

I remember being in my ninth month of pregnancy with my firstborn daughter. I thought about the impending birth every day. What would it feel like? How would I react? How long would it take? Would I be strong enough? Strangely, I was curious more than I was afraid. I ended up having my baby […]

6 months ago today

It was March 13. My husband and I drove up to the birth center at 7:30 p.m. It was dark. I stopped on the sidewalk to have an overwhelming contraction in the moonlight. We walked through the door and were greeted by warm lights and the gentle, assuring voice of our nurse. As she put […]

Birth Centers Versus Hospitals

My first birth experience was attended by an OB in a hospital. My second birth experience was attended by a midwife in a birth center. The two experiences were black-and-white; night-and-day. There were countless differences between the hospital and the birth center, but perhaps the most significant difference was that the hospital treated me as a […]

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