Monthly Archives: April 2010

Pit of Despair

Pitocin – a very useful drug that improved obstetrics and gave us options to help women in ways we weren’t able to before! Pitocin – a very seductive drug that changed obstetrics, increasing risks to mothers and babies in ways that are often not even taken into consideration. Both of these statements are true – […]

Remembering Blessings – Tammy Mundell

WARNING This post may be too much for some of my pregnant readers who are only wanting positive and uplifting thoughts.  This post discusses loss and may be difficult for some to read. The circle of life…we are all a part of it whether we want to be or not.  Babies are born – and […]

Getting in our own way

Because of my passion for pregnancy, birth, babies, breastfeeding, families…and everything else involved in this ‘job’ of mine…many of my blog posts tend to be long-winded as I try so hard to explain different concepts and make it so that it’s understandable. This is actually a stumbling block for me! There are many topics that […]

Waterbirth of baby Eliana

I know it’s been almost 2 weeks since I had a blog post….as is the nature of midwifery, life has happened, babies have been born, and we have been busy lately with catching up on all that has required our attention. In other words, it’s been a good couple of weeks – even if I […]

EPISIOTOMIES (or “things that make my vagina want to suck up into my body”)

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES! Episiotomy…one of the few words in my field that truly makes my stomach flip. Simply put, an episiotomy is when a surgical cut is performed with scissors to the perineum (area between the vagina and anus) during the birth of a baby. My stomach flips just writing that…think about it! We’re talking […]

Birth of Baby J!

Before reading this birth story, please see my previous BLOG POST on the birth stories that I tell here. * * * * * * * * * * * A beautiful baby boy was born last night!  He weighed in at 8 pounds 10 ounces and a whopping 22 ¼ inches long! (and boy […]

TELLING BIRTH STORIES

“I can’t wait to see your blog about this!” One of my clients began to go into labor April 2nd – and had her baby late last night, April 5th – and while dressed in his blue scrubs and just moments before leaving the room for the operating room where he would be meeting his […]

INDUCTION OF LABOR – is it for you or your baby?

Alright everyone…lets talk about inductions! What a big topic to tackle, and as I sit here I wonder what aspect I should take on. Reasons? Types? Risks? Statistics of…rates…history of….(it’s a huge topic!) Let’s just start at the beginning and see how far we get. With such a huge topic I will attempt to make […]