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!
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.
There are few things that intrude upon my mind like the misinformation given to pregnant people that does nothing more than undermine their confidence to birth their baby. Several times now I’ve been left scratching my head after visits with clients and hearing updates about… Read More »Narrow Vagina or Narrow Minded?
The open-ended nature of working with folks that have a wide range of backgrounds and pregnancy in-common often leads to curious adventure, and sometimes tight-chested moments. Gratitude is always the outcome.
While it may seem that jump-starting labor is as simple as revving an engine, the truth is that it carries increased risks for both Mum and baby…including racing towards a cesarean. More often than not, families are given non-evidence-based reasons that are laced with convenience… Read More »5 Reasons to Avoid Labor Induction