Birth Story: Amie from Kansas

2020-08-21T10:41:47-04:00April 14th, 2013|

"I was in labor for three days (Thursday around noon until Sunday around noon) from the time I started having regular contractions about half an hour apart to the time our son was born. My contractions were 10-15 minutes apart for all but the first few hours. I had back labor. "

To Drug or Not to Drug? The Epidural Debate

2020-08-21T14:47:07-04:00March 21st, 2011|

My view in a nutshell: The development of the epidural was a great scientific discovery that has the power to help women who NEED it in labor. It has its place in the world of childbearing, but it has also been VASTLY overused and many of those who opt for it have no idea what it is that they’re choosing to do.

Fighting for Homebirth

2020-08-21T14:47:16-04:00March 14th, 2011|

What are the problems with homebirth according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists? The primary argument for years is that it’s somehow unsafe and that there hasn’t been enough research on it. They say homebirth is unsafe and ignore the evidence that suggests otherwise.