Monthly Archives: May 2010

A 10 pound waterbirth!

WARNING: GRAPHIC I am eternally grateful that we have been given permission by the mother to share the following series of pictures! However, please be warned that the following pictures include graphic images of a baby’s crowning and birth!! Beautiful pictures…amazing pictures….but graphic nonetheless. This little girl was her mama’s first born – born in […]

BABY SMILES

Your baby is born smart. Sure, you have a lot to teach your baby – how to walk, talk, ABC’s, tie their shoes…but your baby is born super smart! Think about all that your baby is born knowing how to do and it’s impressive! You get your brand new still-wet baby in your arms and […]

BIG BABIES

I love big, healthy babies! It does baffle me that some care providers are seemingly so afraid of them – and it seems to me that this fear is grossly misdirected. Let me tell you about two babies that I was lucky enough to see enter this world in the last couple of weeks. **** […]

What bugs me….

Why am I not writing more in my blog recently? I’m not sure – I’ve started writing probably 5 different blog posts and end up deleting them because in so many ways it seems like it’s all been written before. I like the posts that I’ve made that are ‘educational’ – explaining inductions, Pitocin, episiotomies, […]

A BLESSING WAY FOR FRIENDS

Two of my good friends are currently pregnant and due at the middle/end of this month!! Noelia Waldo (former midwifery student of mine at NHBS) and Rose Day (teaches the childbirth classes at NHBS, trains doulas/childbirth educators, as well as does belly casts). I have known these women for years – so it was my […]

Group B Strep

FACTS ABOUT GROUP B STREP (GBS) * Routine screening for GBS on all pregnant women became the standard in 2002. * There are two types of GBS infection in the newborn – early onset (occurs before 7 days of life), and late onset (occurs after 7 days of life). The rate of each occurring is […]