A few weeks ago I did a Q&A between me, a pro-unmedicated birth mama, and my anesthesiologist BFF, Rachel. It got a lot of great feedback, so I thought I’d do another Q&A with another type of birth professional: a doula.
Meet Renee, mother and doula with Day Lily Doulas. As with Dr Rachel, Renee and I did a…
By guest blogger Rachel
News flash: Pregnant women are oversensitive. Wait. I suppose you could just delete the word “pregnant,” and it would still be largely true. I think I’m a fairly rational and reasonable person. However, as I sit here in the eighth month of my third pregnancy, I have enough insight to…
I’m a minimal-intervention kind of gal. I avoid medicine and medical treatment unless absolutely necessary. Childbirth did not qualify as a case in which either were absolutely necessary, so I had my son without drugs (it didn’t work out with my daughter. Long story). But I expected a lot of pressure from the healthcare professionals to “just get the…
I have a bunch of friends who are expecting babies soon. I was thinking about them and the laborious (literally) adventure on which they are about to embark, and I wondered if they’re feeling ready. If they’re not, there are 5 things I want to tell them.
1. You got this. Unless told otherwise by your doctor/midwife, you have no reason…