June 2009 - Posts

24 June 2009
Support All Types of Midwives
My role in midwifery, besides being a midwife and journalist, is to support and encourage all midwives. I do support “The Big Push for Midwives.” I really want to see CPMs (Certified Professional Midwife) be part of the healthcare system, and I support CNMs (Certified Nurse Midwife) as well... Read More...
20 June 2009
The 10 Commandments of a Good Birth
These were originally posted on our Twitter page. Number 1 is by Gloria Lemay; 2-10 are by Jan Tritten. A good midwife is worth her weight in gold if you want a good birth experience. Shop carefully and pay her well. Thou shalt eat a healthy diet: 80-100 grams of protein, salt food to taste and lots... Read More...
16 June 2009
Cytotec for Birth is Dangerous
When I first started doing homebirths 32+ years ago the mortal sin was to use buccal Pitocin (the pill form, which is put under the tongue to begin or augment labor.) The reason that it was a no-no is that it might cause tetanic contractions, which can lead to uterine rupture, problems with the baby... Read More...
03 June 2009
Stop the Misleading Sensationalism!
The News & Observer of North Carolina ran an article on May 27 entitled “Police probe home birth; baby died.” When I went to the site to read the article, I learned that “A woman who delivered a baby into the toilet and told emergency dispatchers she had not known she was pregnant... Read More...