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Cesarean-Section: Medical Necessity or Fear-Based Choice?

I read something online, where a woman said she was choosing a cesarean section for no other reason than all the horrible things she had heard about vaginal birth.  This tells us a lot about what women are feeling about childbirth.  It is also very sad. This is fear based decision-making. I am not judging […]

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Maternity Care in the U.S.: Be Part of the Change

If you’ve been reading any of my blog posts, you know how passionate I am about changing the maternity care system, particularly in my home country, the United States.  I have dedicated most of my adult life to supporting, promoting, and protecting the MotherBaby couple, the sacredness of birth, and bonding between mothers, babies and […]

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The Birth of a Mother and a Doula

It was 28 years ago, December 27th 1989, when my son Matthew was born into this world, at Newton-Wellesley hospital in Massachusetts.  I entered the hood; motherhood. My life would never be the same.  Giving birth and becoming a mother are both life-changing transformational events that get to be honored. The memory of that day […]

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Childbirth Classes: Online or in Person?

The buzz among birth educators is that attendance at childbirth classes is low. Why is this? Do people really need childbirth classes? Is it better to take childbirth classes online or in person? One thing to consider is your learning style.  It takes discipline and rigor to complete online courses, depending on the content, and […]

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Five Likelihoods of the Fourth Trimester of Birth

The fourth trimester of birth deserves attention. There is much attention paid to the first three trimesters of pregnancy, but the one that follows the birth is somehow forgotten.  The childbearing year includes the first three months after birth. Education and preparation for this time is necessary too. Let’s look at what’s happening. This is […]

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Childbirth Preparation: Is There one Best Method?

Preparing for childbirth could be compared to preparing for a race of some kind; training the body and mind to endure, and increasing stamina through exercises; both mental and physical.  Being open for coaching, and being willing to try certain techniques that will give you power and strength when you could feel like quitting. And […]

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