Posts Tagged ‘birth story’

Click here for a great birth story.  I love the stranger that gave her encouragement.  What a contrast to her family and friends who were skeptical.  Honestly though, I’ve been there! I’ve been that person that doubted a mom’s ability to have a natural childbirth.  Well, I know better now!  I believe you can do anything […]


on epidurals

03Apr10

I was talking about my new doula career path with a friend of mine the other day.  She said, “it’s sounds like you want to go all natural.  I want pain medication as soon as I walk in the door.”  She’s obviously not alone.  About 70% of laboring women choose to get an epidural. The […]


My husband’s grandmother shared with me all about how she became a pioneer of natural childbirth.  She had her first son the way everyone birthed in the 1950’s.  She was given a spinal (a precursor of today’s spinals and epidurals) and had a terrible headache for a week after the birth.  She wasn’t really given […]


In discovering the world of books related to childbirth, there are books that seem to come highly recommended from natural childbirth advocates: “Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth”, “The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth”, and “Childbirth Without Fear”.  One of my favorites is definitely “Birthing From Within” from Pam England. One of the MANY […]