How to Turn Your Breech Baby

How to Turn Your Breech Baby

The story of my breech baby   Close to the end of my second pregnancy, I learned that my baby was breech. She was in a Frank breech position – her bum was down, and her legs were straight up – instead of being in the usual head down position. This knowledge...
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...
YES, PLEASE!
YES, PLEASE!
YES, PLEASE!