Wednesday Wrap Up January 20

This is so true, and something I have tried to convey to the women I work with. If you don’t like the care, and it’s not a good fit for what you want, move on. Take your health care dollars elsewhere! Maybe I loved this so much because I can relate, but I really appreciated […]

Wednesday Wrap Up Sept 24

Symphysis Pubis dysfunction is a painful (and surprisingly common) complication of pregnancy and can progress to a full on separation. One woman’s experience and some tips for working through that kind of pelvic instability are here. I would recommend a women’s health physical therapist as well as a chiropractor. Fear of labor can be just […]

Wednesday Wrap Up August 13

No one, NO ONE, has the right to decide for a woman if her birth was traumatic or not. My Traumatic Birth, According to Me One of the frustrations about living in Utah. People are so afraid of seeing women’s bodies they do things like call the police over a breastfeeding booth at the Farmer’s […]

Wednesday Wrap Up July 30

For two out of my three pregnancies, I chose not to find out if my baby was a boy or a girl. I *loved* the anticipation of not knowing and the moment of surprise at the birth. (For the third, I let my husband get his way and find out. Naturally, he refused to believe […]

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 11

Nice list of questions to determine if you might be overlooking some red flags in your relationship with your care provider. Truly choosing the best fit of a care provider is the most valuable thing you can do to get your best birth experience. And if you need them for inspiration, stories from women who […]

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” […]