Alison Bastien

When a Baby Is Born with Surprises

Not every baby is born perfect. The author, a self-trained homebirth midwife from Mexico, shares some ideas to help guide people when they encounter a baby with surprises. Read more…. When a Baby Is Born with Surprises

Midwives and Fear

Midwives and doulas may find that they relate to the ideas expressed in this story. Fear is a normal aspect of life, but it is important to know how to handle fear when you have responsibilities during a birth.

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Health Care with No Legs to Stand On: The Questions behind the Question

Reflections on how obstetricians have a tendency to choose the most medicalized interventions, rather than trying a simple fix first.

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