Wednesday Wrap Up June 1

An interesting look at how the language we use can impact those we work with in ways we might never imagine: Birthspeak

The “debate” held at ACOG about whether or not all women should be induced at 39 weeks has been all the talk this week. I’ve read several articles analyzing it, but this one comes closest to what my reactions were.

My friend Kim James articulates the educational roles of childbirth educators and doulas – and the line between them – very well. As someone who works in both roles, it’s nice to see what I’ve believed for a while now spelled out so clearly.

Not sure how I feel about this yet. Doulas are paraprofessionals. While I agree with the conclusion, I’m not real clear on why it NEEDS to be clarified to doulas.

I always appreciate photography that can tell a story, and I enjoyed this Day in the Life of a Midwife in Tazania

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