Another Friday, another Midwifery, Mothering & Me Post. This week, a client sent me a link to a Daily Beast article and her wonderful comment to the article. It got me started on what will likely be the first of several blogs of this topic, Homebirth Fundamentalism.
Fundamentalism scares me. Whether the topic is religion, politics, or health care, fundamentalism scares me.
As a licensed midwife attending planned home births, the public fundamentalism on either side of the home birth issue scares me both personally and professionally. On one side, there are folks that have not a single good word to say about home birth, and they proclaim from rooftops any shred of 'evidence' that shows home birth as dangerous. On the other side, are folks that eschew medical intervention in favor of a 'natural birth' at almost any cost. TO READ MORE
Life on Call I am a midwife. Specifically, I am a private practice, planned homebirth attending midwife.In my normal life, I am on call 24/7. Every hour of every day, I am ready for someone's call: a laboring woman, a breastfeeding mom, a questioning teen, a worried dad. Every hour of every day, I am prepared to leave wherever I am and whatever I am doing to attend to a client's need. READ MORE
The June 8 post on Midwifery, Mothering & Me is a little memory from my second labor. Enjoy!
Memory: I was in active labor with my second baby. It was hard work and I was relaxing well with and especially between the contractions. Endorphins were surging through me and my thoughts were, well, let's just say I wasn't thinking normally. I was deep into Labor Land. TO READ MORE
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