Don't be afraid to explore your options, especially if you are wary about delivering in a hospital. After all, it is your baby, and as long as you are not putting him or her at risk, it is up to you to decide what is best.
Dr. Kristi Watterberg from the American Academy of Pediatrics joins Marc and Alicia to discuss home birth safety.
Autumn expresses her personal-is-political via social media like an artist might explore a new medium or genre (I love her for that!). Friends witnessed her recent pregnancy on Facebook, and little Rain's "Natural Home Birth" album was nothing short of epic.
Just like the millions of parenting choices just around the bend, you can't know beforehand if you're making the right choice. So, what's a parent to do? Open up, get educated, get in tune with yourself and lovingly move forward, knowing you are doing the best you can.
If you're a trend-watcher, there's an intriguing statistical uptick that's worth a second glance and it involves women, their health and where they're giving birth.
What if the patient had been his hospital birth patient from the start, and had had this exact same labor?
I think it's time to talk about more of the details, not less. At least here in our corner of the world, let's start sharing our versions of birth, feelings included.
As with all reproductive justice struggles, from access to birth control to the right to choose, self-determination in childbirth is about putting social trust in the hands of women.