Too Much Amniotic Fluid?

This wonderful couple came to me two days after their “due date” which had been calculated by an ultrasound – we all know that ultrasounds are notoriously inaccurate for dating babies. This was their first baby and they had been scheduled for an induction the following day and had been threatened, heard the word “cesarean”…

HEAL YOUR BIRTH TEARS WORKSHOP

A weekend event to be held in Florida in February, 2012 and in Westwood, MA beginning Friday, June 1, 2012 at 6:00PM, continuing through 3:00 PM on Sunday, June 3rd This workshop is designed for women who were left disoriented, misunderstood, disgruntled and enraged after a birth experience that didn’t go the way they had…

WHAT ONE CESAREAN DID

Many years ago, I got a call from a woman who was on her way to Boston in labor. She was from Maine but was coming to Boston as her two year old had been diagnosed with cancer that very day – he had a fast growing kind, and she was told by the doctor…

THE EPI-NO? (a repost)

I wrote a piece about the Epi-No – a device which stretches the woman’s vagina before birth. I am not in favor of this device,  no way, no how, but due to numerous emails from the Epi-No people, I am taking the blog down temporarily and will rewrite it at some point, although my view…

HOME BIRTH ATER 2 CESAREANS!

At 2:28 AM, an adorable, pink, healthy baby boy was born. We waited to weigh him of course, until he was about two hours old, as we figured he would weigh approximately the same as what he weighed when he was born, and we don’t cut the cord for at least an hour after a…