For the longest time, I haven’t really known what – if anything – I should think about vaccines. My firstborn has been on schedule, and is now “due” for his next round. However, I’ve been hearing some really disturbing things about vaccines. None of which I knew how to confirm, or even if I could.…

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQn_nTia7FY&hl=en] Kids Having Babies (from my doula board, though it’s not a doula’s child). A six-year-old boy told his father he wanted to marry the little girlacross the street. The father, being modern and well-schooled inhandling children, hid his smile behind his hand. ‘That’s a serious step,’ he said. ‘Have you thought it out completely?’…

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This article was posted on one of my doula message boards, and I wanted to share it with those of you who have wondered why on earth anyone would want or need a doula. What I am privileged to be able to do for women is truly amazing, and I am so excited and honored…

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Source: Birth 2008; 35: 92-7 Examining the perinatal effects of doula support for nulliparousmiddle-income women accompanied by a male partner during labor and delivery. MedWire News: The continued presence of a doula during labor significantly reduces cesarean delivery rates and the need for epidural analgesia in middle- and upper-class US women accompanied by their male…

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“Obstetricians are rendering large numbers of women uninsurable by overusing this surgery,” said Pamela Udy, president of the International Caesarean Awareness Network, a group whose mission is to prevent unnecessary Caesareans.” Read the rest of the article. You might find it interesting.

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