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Last week I stumbled upon the article "A Top Obstetrician On Why Men Should NEVER Be At the Birth Of Their Child" by a very renowned obstetrician, Michel Odent, about...

I finally sat down to go through the many books that are stockpiled on my bookcase to give away to Housing Works. As I was tossing several of my...

As seen in Midwifery Today Issue 91, Autumn 2009 I am very excited that I can finally put my degree from the Boston Conservatory of Music to good use in my...

Over the last few weeks I have received so many inquiries about doulas. What is a doula? What does a doula do? How much do they cost?...

Very few occasions in life have the expectations and anticipation that compare to those of pregnancy - the whole pregnancy is called 'expecting'! So of course, the onset of...

I was talking to one of the students yesterday about freedom of movement during labor. She was concerned that as soon as she arrived at the hospital she would...

I came across this video on YouTube. I encourage all expectant moms to take 3 minutes and 3 seconds out of their day to watch it. What I think is...

Labor is probably not the time you will be requesting a huge steak dinner, but it is a good idea to continue to nourish your body. Not eating during...

I have just finished reading 'And the Doula Makes Four', an article on doulas and lactation consultants in last week's New York Times. The article certainly does not paint...

The other day I was channel surfing and landed on "A Baby Story". I hear students speak often about this show as well as other baby/birthing shows, so I...

Last weekend I did a private in-home childbirth education class with one of my students and her husband. It was really more of a refresher class, since she has...

Massage is one of the most useful tools for non-medicated pain relief I can bring to a birth. It has been credited with helping to reduce pain, anxiety, and...

Ina May Gaskin writes in her book, Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, “Let your monkey do it” (pg 243). By this, she goes on to explain, she means that...

Last Saturday night, my husband and I went out with some friend who had just purchased a new car. I commented that it seemed rather spacious as the 4 of...

Three weeks ago I received a phone call from Pamela Hunt at the Farm Midwifery Center informing me that a space became available in the Midwifery Assistant Workshop. At...