homebirth

My goal is to be able to maintain just enough fitness to prepare my body to naturally sustain energy and endurance.
Perhaps out-of-hospital births seem like a trend, but in reality, hospital birth are the more recent cultural phenomenon. The term of out-of-hospital birth is used as if these women are choosing something "outside of what's normal" but when we consider history, they are simply returning to what has always been done.
Enlisting my team for support was the biggest gift I could have given myself during the labor and birth of my son Oliver. It felt as though all the support I've provided as a doula over the past years was shown back to me 100-fold.
I believe that as a physician it is my duty to offer a recommendation to my patients based on my years of training and experience. While discord can be uncomfortable with patients with whom I disagree, I owe it to the women I care for to enter a dialog surrounding their medical choices and to engage in thoughtful discussion and respectful debate.
While watching a DVD of Meet the Fockers, Gwen has a contraction. I grab a pencil and the closest thing to write on (oddly, a scrap of wood) and begin timing. Five minutes apart and lasting one minute! Wahoo! Make the call!
Parents-to-be will spend countless hours researching doctors and baby names and planning appointments and baby showers -- but what is the right choice when it comes to a home birth versus a hospital delivery?
The Hawaii Medical Association and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists supported the bill citing examples
"I always trusted that home birth can be as safe as hospital birth," Smith-Johnson said. "But the numbers weren't there for
Home births are becoming more and more common, but they still aren't the norm by any means, and I've definitely encountered a few naysayers about our decisions. But, we've thought this through and are well-informed.
"On the whole, I think this statement can be viewed as a plus, but it depends on how people interpret it," said Declercq
Maternity care -- who provides it, what it costs, how the baby gets out -- is much bigger than the so-called Mommy Wars. It's a question of the common good, and to get there, we need, as HuffPost blogger Randi Hutter Epstein recently noted, to go beyond the old "home vs. hospital" debates.
I am Sapient, I am a hip-hop artist, and I am also an advocate for natural childbirth, breastfeeding and attachment parenting. And yeah, breastfeeding isn't exactly hip-hop.
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.
There's a whole lot of warfare going on over unconventional mothering and much of it is being done by women.
Our culture sends the message that birth is no big thang. It's pretty ordinary, happens everyday, is nothing more than a baby coming out of a hole.
If doctors and midwives could be willing to learn from and respect one another, women and babies in our country would benefit.