Wednesday Wrap Up July 16

Last week, Rebecca Dekker of Evidence Based Birth released a much anticipated review of the literature on waterbirth. She includes a critique of ACOG’s statement from earlier this year on the subject. The Lamaze International blog Science and Sensibility has an exclusive Q&A with Rebecca Dekkeron the topic that I found interesting. Improving Birth published […]

Wednesday Wrap Up July 9

Nice rundown of what you need to know about Breastfeeding and the Workplace. I wish these stories did not need to be told. But they do. Sadly, some people cannot accept that birth trauma happens at all, and of those who acknowledge it, many feel it is a mother-only thing. But Birth Trauma is Not […]

Wednesday Wrap Up 7/2

It’s not often talked about, but there are times when epidural anesthesia does not work. Here are 5 Things to Do When the Epidural Fails An unusual birth story told with a sense of humor! And another funny – big brother holding the new baby for the first time. And to further make you laugh, […]

Wednesday Wrap Up June 25

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 […]

Wednesday Wrap Up June 4

Wow, it’s June already? This year is flying by, must mean I am having fun! A doula finds how for herself just how hard it is to advocate for yourself with a care provider. Interesting article on using sound as a labor technique. SO many people think that if you’re “in control” or “laboring well” […]

Wednesday Wrap Up May 28

Collection of possible positions for laboring or birthing in the tub. I like to show moms lots of potential positions for any kind of labor to get them thinking beyond the most common ones. It will be interesting to see how this plays out: A mom sues the hospital for forcing a cesarean against her […]

Wednesday Wrap Up 4/30

I’ve wondered for a long time if babies who lose a lot of weight in the first day after birth are just shedding extra water weight from IV fluids! Nice to see someone addressing it. Good thing they reserved the right to overrule the internet. The Words that Steal Our Birth Power An interesting look […]

Wednesday Wrap Up 4/23

A good summary of some of the cultural and societal reasons Why Women Don’t Breastfeed. Spending time skin to skin with your baby is a pretty miraculous thing. I recently had a family with a baby in the NICU, and they were able to see some pretty dramatic positive results from having the baby skin […]

Wednesday Wrap Up 4/16

My youngest, my baby, turns 12 today. TWELVE! Hard to believe she’s grown into such a lovely young lady! That’s her over in the Wednesday Wrap Up logo for today, a photo I took of her during the dress rehearsal for a play she was in recently. April is Cesarean Awareness Month, and many great […]

Wednesday Wrap Up 4/9

We are in the middle of planning our family vacation this week, so I have travel on my mind. We will be hitting a few National Parks on a road trip. (Someday I hope to see ALL the National Parks!) If you are pregnant and planning a final kid-free trip before the baby comes? Here […]