homebirth

On Home Birth

  Quote: We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong. - Laura Stavoe Harm     I think it’s important to start here: Labor is hard, intense work. No, wait. I think it’s

The Waiting Game

Peggy and I were talking the other day about how we need a new way to describe when a baby is due. Due “date” is something of a misnomer, since a healthy baby can safely be born two weeks (or more) before that date

Why Gloves?

I snuggled in bed with my 6-year-old son Etani last Saturday and we decided to watch some home birth videos on the Internet. In order to feel prepared for this labor, I’ve been reading everything I can about home birth, practicing breathing and vocalizing,