This post marks a year and a half I’ve been doing the Wednesday Wrap Up!
An interesting potential clue about what starts labor. I’ll be interested to see if this pans out and how it might increase our understanding of how labor begins.
A nice collection of links on being active in labor.
I liked this list of how to prepare for labor. Particularly #10. There’s no one way to birth, and moms get to figure out what works for them.
Want to know if your pediatrician is really breastfeeding friendly? These are great questions to ask – and the answers you want to look for.
An interesting debate going on about Natural Birth. This first link:
The Cult of Natural Childbirth Has Gone Too Far is what set it off. I think many people missed the point of the article, which is more about class distinctions and the idealization of something not available to many women.
This response, Natural Childbirth is Not a Cult, missed that point but does make some good points as well.
Today’s video is from Laura Paulescu of Crowned Photography in Seattle (formerly Denver). It shows a mom alternating movement and rest through her labor.