Collusion and Negligence in Hospitals

One predominant problem with planned hospital birth stems from the requirement of collusion among hospital workers. Hospitals are living organisms whose drive for self-preservation takes precedence over the goals and needs of the patient.

Help, I’m a Guy! Homebirth from a Man’s Point of View

A husband shares the story of how he eventually became convinced that his wife’s wish to birth at home, which ended up including a horse trough and beer, was the best way to have a baby.

A Birth Doula for Every Mother

With information taken from her new book, New Mother, author Allie Chee clearly outlines the benefits of having a birth doula and provides helpful details regarding such things as cost and the selection process.

Sing to Your Belly

A two-time Grammy Award-winning children’s musician shares the benefits of singing to babies, both before and after birth.

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Doulas and Midwives Laboring Together

When I worked primarily as a doula, I loved attending births with midwives. I appreciated their family-centered approach to managing normal labor and birth.

Herbs for the Childbearing Year

As an expert of herbs, Susun Weed educates us in this article on the benefits herbs have on the pregnant and nursing mother—an easy-to-read and highly informative piece that will be a benefit to many.

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The Doula Phenomenon and Authentic Midwifery: Protection as a Keyword

“I am your bodyguard.”
This is how Liliana Lammers, a highly experienced London doula, answered a question asked by a young pregnant woman. This was a concise way to suggest in daily language the importance of the concept of protection. Today, physiological perspective supports this answer.

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