I was sitting on the couch, bouncing the 15-month-old baby on my lap. We’d just learned he wouldn’t be the baby much longer, and as I sat and absorbed his smiles I felt a twinge of…I’m not sure what. Not regret, exactly. Not sadness.Read More
really did it. I surprised myself to be honest. I used the new nitrous oxide gas and avoided the epidural!
It was my second birth in two years. The first one was traumatic – I had planned for an unmedicated delivery. I chose a midwife, and booked in at the birthing center, but it ended up being horrific.Read More
Many expectant moms are concerned about the high rate of cesareans today, and the concern isn’t unfounded. One in three U.S. moms give birth via cesarean and yet this is not improving outcomes for women or babies. C-sections can be lifesaving when they are needed, but when used without medical reason, the risks can outweigh the benefits.Read More