All Posts Tagged ‘homebirth’

  • Springtime – Labor Coping Methods

    Monday, May 18th, 2015

    Here in northern California spring-time is coming in with a whimper. No rain, lots of clouds, very cool days, all strange. But flowers still are blooming and the amazing California poppy is everywhere. All the spring flowers have me thinking about new birth. I thought this would be a good time to review some of my favorite labor coping methods. These are the the strategies I have found to be most helpful to women.

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  • Birth Centers – An Excellent Blend of Home and Hospital Birth

    Monday, October 10th, 2011

    As you know, I am pretty outspoken about my concerns regarding homebirth. There is, however, an excellent blend of the comforts of homebirth with the safety of a hospital – a birth center. Although, the choice to have a more natural, nurse-midwife attended birth is frequently available in a hospital, it is a core principal in a birth center.

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  • Raising A Gender-Free Child?

    Friday, August 12th, 2011

    A close friend sent me this link a month or so ago and I initially breezed over it and sent a corresponding reply with a rather predictable opinion as to what I thought about it. This morning I finally read the article and all the corresponding responses in detail.

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  • Tori on ParentsAsk.Com – Homebirth or Hospital Birth

    Friday, July 16th, 2010

    Today, the sky is clear and I sit in what is quite possibly the best chair in the world looking out over the sand, blue water and nothing but the coastline of Lake Michigan.

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  • New York City Homebirth Midwives Lose Physician Backup

    Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

    Very recently, half of the New York City midwives who practice homebirth, lost their physician and hospital back up privileges. This was due to the closure of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan.

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  • Sparrow Hospital – Lansing, Michigan

    Monday, May 24th, 2010

    I felt extremely honored to have been so graciously received here. By design, Sparrow Hospital was the first stop on my 100 Hospital National Tour – promoting “Positive Pregnancy, Positive Birth”.

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  • 100 Hospital Tour – “Positive Pregnancy, Positive Birth”

    Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

    It’s Tuesday already. I feel like I missed all of last week. It simply got away from me. Parents certainly understand how days and weeks can disappear and children do keep us quite aware of how quickly time passes.

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  • Abby Epstein’s Labor

    Sunday, February 7th, 2010

    Abby Epstein, Ricki Lake’s co-producer in the film, The Business of Being Born, who was also pregnant, had planned for a homebirth with New York midwife, Cara Muhlhahn. Ms. Epstein was being followed closely by a physician during her pregnancy due to her baby being seriously growth restricted (IUGR).

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  • Yes, I Am Picking On Ricki Lake. A Little Background.

    Thursday, February 4th, 2010

    I might be just about done with this but seeing Ricki Lake on a recent talk show and still hearing women elevate her to near sainthood for “returning us to homebirth” has just steamed me once again. I really don’t have anything personal against Ms. Lake. I am just so very bothered by celebrities; – actresses, models, etc. taking personal stances on whatever their favorite subject is and using their ability to reach a mass audience to promote their cause. It is exploitation of the worst kind.

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  • 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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