Great introductory article on how to know which pregnancy studies are legit. LOVE seeing this kind of info enter the popular media! (And to be honest, wish more reporters would read it!) To learn more, I suggest my other site: Understanding Research.
One of the things I try to do in my classes and in my doula work is help people gain skills in communicating and advocating for themselves with care providers of all kinds. One of my favorite blogs comes through again, with How to Communicate Your Birth Preferences at the Hospital
As a photographer, a doula and a parent, I fell in love with this unusual photography project from Russian photographer Jana Romanava.
I have heard every single one of these 5 Doula Myths! And they *are* all myths!
And while I am at it, I’ve heard every single one of these 6 Stupid Things People Say About Natural Childbirth, too!
I leave tomorrow to attend and present at the Lamaze International conference. I am not a huge user of Twitter, but I plan to Tweet from the conference, and I encourage you to follow the list by following the hashtag #Lamaze13 or subscribing to this list. Wish me luck with my two presentations, I am nervous! (And yes, there will be a post full of conference photos and musings when I get back!)
Today’s video is really amazing! Several months ago, one of the photos from this birth went viral. The photographer, Leilani Rogers, is a friend of mine. I aspire to be as good as she is one day. The video is below, to read more about the birth and what it took to get the amazing photos, read her blog post here. And I highly recommend you follow her on Facebook, too. She’s that good. (Now I’m gushing. I’ll stop now.)