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Path of the least…Resistance?

Doula supported cesarean birth was rare before the pandemic, extremely rare now, and almost unheard of in Northern Michigan. Often, huge amounts of resistance by policy, staff and care providers lead to being separated from clients until recovery. This was not the case for this family, or birth setting. Read more with me about a family-centered cesarean birth!

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“Why isn’t she screaming?”

When a seasoned Nurse spoke these words to me at the birth of a first time Mother it confirmed a variety of misconceptions & sad truths about the culture of birth experienced in the lives of families in the U.S. today.