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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-16-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By laurashanley
This is beautiful! Congratulations! With my...

This is beautiful! Congratulations! With my third baby (Joy) the bag was covering her face as she emerged. So mystical!
Laura 
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-16-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By laurashanley
Usual negative quotes here and there but overall...

Usual negative quotes here and there but overall very positive! 
!http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/sep/14/freebirthing-birth-without-medical-support-safe
Forum: In Search Of (ISO)   01-20-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By laurashanley
Hi Kristin, I can sell you a copy of my book,...

Hi Kristin,
I can sell you a copy of my book, Unassisted Childbirth.  It will be less than Amazon.  Contact me at [email protected]  Thanks!
Laura
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-13-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By laurashanley
Congratulations, Meg! ...

Congratulations, Meg!  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif
Laura
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-08-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By laurashanley
This article was posted today on the Canadian...

This article was posted today on the Canadian Medical Association Journal web site. This forum is mentioned. Horrible title, and usual negative quotes from "experts" but actually not too bad! ...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-15-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 327
Posted By laurashanley
I wish I could say I've read it but I haven't! I...

I wish I could say I've read it but I haven't! I should be receiving a copy in a few weeks. Has anyone seen it, and if so what did you think?
Laura
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-17-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By laurashanley
I thought she did a nice job!...

I thought she did a nice job! http://mothering.com/jennifermarguli...-laura-shanley (http://mothering.com/jennifermargulis/unassisted-birth/an-interview-with-unassisted-birth-advocate-laura-shanley)...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-20-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By laurashanley
Lovely!! Thanks so much for sharing, and please...

Lovely!! Thanks so much for sharing, and please tell your friend congratulations!
Laura
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-24-2009, 12:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,902
Posted By laurashanley
Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts,...

Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts, Missie! And happy birthday to Faith and Crismas!!
Laura
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-05-2009, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By laurashanley
Take a few deep breaths first. Talk about...

Take a few deep breaths first. Talk about one-sided. Sheesh.

http://www.the33tv.com/news/kdaf-bir...,5222256.story (http://www.the33tv.com/news/kdaf-birth-at-home-story,0,5222256.story)

Plus...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-05-2009, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By laurashanley
Not bad, as far as these things go (I sound like...

Not bad, as far as these things go (I sound like a broken record!). I had heard about the article from Shauna and Jennifer but wasn't interviewed for it. As usual, the dangers of hospital birth were...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-20-2009, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By laurashanley
Not too bad! I wish the writer would have...

Not too bad! I wish the writer would have included more of our hour long interview (there's a one sentence quote from me!) but that's the way these things seem to go. Nice comments from Mothering...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-29-2009, 12:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,902
Posted By laurashanley
I don't know if Melissa (the UC mom in the show)...

I don't know if Melissa (the UC mom in the show) posts here, but she's part of the online UC community. One of the producers of that show contacted me last year. I posted a message to the UC lists...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-17-2009, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By laurashanley
I might know of someone. I'll pm you. By the...

I might know of someone. I'll pm you. By the way, channel 7 (ABC) in L.A. is doing a story on UC tonight on the 11 o'clock news. If you miss it (or for those of you not in L.A.) it should be online...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-21-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,313
Posted By laurashanley
My mother has always told me that my birth was...

My mother has always told me that my birth was difficult because I was in a strange position. I never pushed for details but I know I wasn't breech so perhaps I was posterior. With my births, my...
Forum: VBAC   07-03-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By laurashanley
Thanks, mamatolevi! Laura

Thanks, mamatolevi!
Laura
Forum: VBAC   07-03-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By laurashanley
I am looking for women nationwide who can...

I am looking for women nationwide who can participate in media interviews to promote a new educational campaign from The March of Dimes and UnitedHealthcare aimed at informing women and physicians...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-18-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,110
Posted By laurashanley
I wondered the same thing. One of the other...

I wondered the same thing. One of the other births featured was an accidental UC that was actually nice! Midwife didn't make it and dad caught baby.

Twins By Surprise (which also aired this week...
Forum: Homebirth   06-16-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 613
Posted By laurashanley
I wrote an article about this. Google "invite...

I wrote an article about this. Google "invite fluffy to your birth: pets as labor companions" and it should come up. In my experience, most pets do really well. Michel Odent says that labors are...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-12-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 727
Posted By laurashanley
Next week is Baby Week on the Discovery Health...

Next week is Baby Week on the Discovery Health Channel. Two new shows featuring UC’s (both intentional and unintentional) are premiering – Twins By Surprise, and Births Beyond Belief. I’ve enclosed...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-02-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 682
Posted By laurashanley
Beautiful!! Congratulations!...

Beautiful!! Congratulations! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:...
Forum: Homebirth   05-31-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By laurashanley
"Freebirthing" is airing again (on Discovery...

"Freebirthing" is airing again (on Discovery Health) on June 18th. Here's some info below. I've also included info about two other shows airing that week that homebirthers might find interesting....
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-23-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,131
Posted By laurashanley
With my last baby we cut the cord but didn't tie...

With my last baby we cut the cord but didn't tie it off or clamp it. Everything was fine. I read once that some midwives actually recommend this, as they believe tying it off can trap bacteria in...
Forum: Homebirth   05-20-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By laurashanley
I just heard back from the producers of Twins By...

I just heard back from the producers of Twins By Surprise. Here's the info. I'll post a separate thread about it when it gets closer to airing. Both unassisted and midwife-assisted homebirths will...
Forum: Homebirth   05-20-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By laurashanley
Quote: Originally Posted by HappyMommy2...

Quote:
Originally Posted by HappyMommy2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13798393)
I clicked on the links - but it doesn't...
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