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,

Today’s Links: Acts of Love

The 26 Most Disturbing Kids Movies Ever: “There are those who believe we must guard and protect children from the hurts and traumas of the big bad world for as long as possible. Then there are those people who believe we should toughen kids