Dr. Robert Bradley has been practicing obstetrics and gynecology in the United States since 1947. During his early years as a doctor, men were kept out of labour and delivery rooms. Women were subjected to whatever procedures and positions the doctor found most convenient. To Bradley, fresh from watching his father’s farm animals give birth […]
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Have you ever noticed how unique and special each child is? So. Different. Each of my children is so different from any of the others and has something so valuable to offer the world. I learn something special from each of them and that began right from their birth. My kids like to ask about […]
(Originally posted at Being Pregnant on Babble.com) I started this post two days ago but am just getting to filling in the birth story part of it (I didn’t get past the title earlier). It’s 2:45 in the morning and I’m waiting for my daughter to wake up and ease the my-milk-has-come-in-completely ache. Yes, my […]
Nurse: “Ok, let’s get you hooked to this IV and get the antibiotics started.” Me: “Excuse me? IV? Antibiotics? I am having a natural birth and my birth plan states I do not wish to be on an IV. I don’t mind you puting in the heplock for just-in-case, but no IV unless needed.” Nurse: […]
“Having a baby changed my life – the way that getting married changed my life. You cross this thresh hold you can never “uncross”. I could never NOT be a mother again, just like I could never be single again once I said “I do.” There is a brilliant joy, and tinge of bittersweet, in […]
I was asked to write a post as part of the One Million Moms campaign with BlogFrog and share with you guys one of the best, or worst, pregnancy moments I’ve experienced. So I chose to tell you about when the hardest moment, also became one of the best. And how I learned my own […]
I woke up bout 3 am with a strong contraction and went back to sleep. Had another and then another and looked at the clock – 3:20am. Oh well – I needed to go poddy anyway. Bloody show. Now I should tell you, I have had a history of strong, regular contractions with NO (or […]
Labor induction is becoming more and more routine in many hospitals it seems, and I wanted to take the chance to partner with the Lamaze Six Healthy Birth Practices to share my labor stories.