Why I LOVE Effacement More Than Dilation

Why I LOVE Effacement More Than Dilation

Birth is not just about dilation – don’t forget effacement (This post first appeared in March 2015 and has been updated). I was at a birth a few years back. When mom was admitted to the hospital she was 4 cm dilated and 40% effaced. Three hours later,...
Five Myths About Birth on TV and in the Movies

Five Myths About Birth on TV and in the Movies

Do you watch birth on TV and in the movies? I am seeing a lot of birth on TV these days, in shows such as  ‘Jane the Virgin’, ‘Offspring’, Grey’s Anatomy and The Mindy Project. And of course there are classic birth scenes that come to mind like Rachel’s in...
Stop Screaming At My Vagina

Stop Screaming At My Vagina

Last summer, I attended a birth during the NHL season playoffs. The Montreal Canadiens, my home team, were playing, so there was a lot of excitement in the air. At one point during the evening, we heard a lot of commotion down the hall. Yelling, cheering, angry...
This should never happen to you

This should never happen to you

Have you ever felt violated at the dentist’s office? I have. It’s not a place where I ever thought I’d feel this way. And it wasn’t by some creepy old dentist trying to cop a feel either. It was by the dental hygienist, a nice young woman who had no malicious...
YES, PLEASE!
YES, PLEASE!
YES, PLEASE!