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Informed Decision Making – Is Anyone Listening?

Is your doctor listening to you? Is she really answering your questions? Is he giving you all the information you need? Is your birthing facility telling you what you are “allowed” and “not allowed” to do? Are you feeling like an object instead of an active participant? Do you feel like you are being “steered” … Continue reading Informed Decision Making – Is Anyone Listening?

Should I Hire an OB and a Doula, or a Midwife?

I often see this question in pregnancy and parenting groups. It seems that people may think that if they have a midwife, they don’t need a doula. But maybe they don’t really understand the difference between a midwife and a doula. Typically an obstetrician practices using the medical model of birth (which is focused more … Continue reading Should I Hire an OB and a Doula, or a Midwife?

Game Plan

I have posted about preparing for postpartum before and I spend time with all my clients talking about some of the things they may want to think about and prepare for. But I've not had a written postpartum plan ... Until Now It's been a rainy and stormy day and with my morning appointments done, … Continue reading Game Plan