Archive for January, 2010

  • Back To The Homebirth Discussion

    Sunday, January 24th, 2010

    After last week’s blog I received quite a few emails and a post here responding to the article I discussed about Tracey Hermanstorfer in Colorado who nearly lost her life during childbirth. A few of them responded by saying that her respiratory and cardiac arrest were actually the “result” of her being in the hospital.

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  • Martin Luther King and Haitian Relief

    Monday, January 18th, 2010

    Today is a day honoring Martin Luther King. Alexander and I attend a church in San Francisco called Glide Memorial which is so much more than a church. It is a place of honoring God not only through completely awesome music and prayer but also through actually doing work for people in the community. Mostly the underserved and the disenfranchised. Alexander and I serve food for the some 5000 people who come for meals not only on the holidays but 3 times a day every day of the year.

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  • A Miracle Birth

    Thursday, January 14th, 2010

    Childbirth is an amazing time in a woman’s life – in a family’s life. And, there is no question that childbirth in America is far from perfect. We have a disturbing acceptance of the “medicalization” of birth, far too many interventions and an exorbitantly high cesarean section rate. There is no argument that much can be improved in our system. However, we cannot ever lose sight of what really is truly important. It is certainly not just the process or the experience itself. It is indeed ultimately the outcome. A healthy baby and a healthy mom. In most of the world that really is what it is about.

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  • 50 Useful Pregnancy iPhone Applications

    Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

    I was contacted by these folks a couple of months ago and since I love iPhone apps I thought I would pass these along to you. I haven’t reviewed all 50 but some of them are really great. Enjoy!

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  • Happy 2010

    Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

    I wish all of you a very happy and peaceful new year. 2009 was quite a year of “upheaval” for so many people. It certainly was for me. In this next year, I seek to be less hurried, less worried and more genuinely at peace with my personal, as well as, the expanded world around me.

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