Category Archives: ob gyn
By Liz Derry, CPM, LM, birth doula Before the Hospital Do your homework. Research the hospitals in the area and their common birth practices. Do they have portable monitors for the laboring mother? Do they have squat bars available for … Continue reading
The Birth Of William (a planned doula assisted hospital birth to a first time mom whose husband was deployed) written by his Mom, Meredith
I never thought I would actually go into labor on my due date. Everyone said I was still carrying very high so I had anticipated Will arriving sometime over the weekend. However, in the middle of the night on Nov … Continue reading
Last night as I sat at the foot of a client’s bed, who was having a miserable bout with acute morning sickness, we talked, and as she was beginning to feel better, she said “Why wouldn’t every woman want a … Continue reading
Are You Important Enough to Have Your Chosen Health Care Provider at Your Birth, Without Having to Be Induced?
If there is one thing for certain about an expecting Mom, it is that she has a desire to feel important, and a need to feel understood and cared about by her care provider. Many women turn to friends or colleagues for … Continue reading
Working as a nurse for the last 13 years, I have seen a lot of this. Not that doctors are a bad lot, because, I really don’t believe that. It seems to me, that they start out truly caring … Continue reading