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Hospital Policy can be really confusing. Childbirth Education can help you figure out your options.

Hospital Policies - I just don't get it

Hospital Policy - "Narcotics Versus Water" (Not okay to control a women's choice over needing water!

What To Do In Early Labor | Instead of paying attention too soon, keep busy with early labor activity | Natural Moms Talk Radio

KEEP CALM BIRTH IS NORMAL. Another original poster design created with the Keep Calm-o-matic. Buy this design or create your own original Keep Calm design now.

A groundbreaking narrative investigation of childbirth in the age of machines, malpractice, and managed care, Pushed presents the complete picture of maternity care in America.

Pushed by Jennifer Block. The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care--on the reading list for many doulas.

THE birth plan! #birthplan #childbirth #healthypregnancy

A Birth Plan. One of my top reasons for birthing at home: A woman in labor should NOT have to worry about anyone but herself. Should not have to tell "caregivers" to back off. Should not have to "enforce" her birth plan.

Natural Childbirth = BEST experience EVER!

Natural Childbirth ~ via the doctors think I'm crazy and doing myself and the baby harm by insisting on a natural, chemical-free delivery.

Why I chose two out of hospital births ~ We have been able to attend some three thousand births, including breech [when the baby enters the birth canal buttocks first] and twin births, over the last forty years, and our c-section rate is 1.7 percent. There were only two c-sections in our first four hundred births. If these statistics are possible for us, they are possible for others.   Ina May Gaskin, MA, CPM, PhD (midwife at the Farm Midwifery Center)

Ina May Gaskin is the mother of modern midwifery and home birth activist. I had the honor of meeting Stephen, her husband, though Ina May was back at the Farm attending births.