November 6, 2015

I imagine midwives get asked all kinds of crazy questions, but I can clearly remember my midwife’s face when I asked her if she knew any way to stall and lengthen labor. To be fair, part of my reasoning was that my husband was returning from a seven and a half month deployment within days of my due date, and I really didn’t want him to miss the birth. But the other part was that I was on a quest for the perfect birth. You know...

May 12, 2015

Meredith was my first baby, born in a small town hospital in a rural California town. My husband and I had taken a 12 week childbirth education class, which helped us plan for and feel comfortable with our choice to have a natural birth. We went in feeling prepared and able to make educated decisions. When everyone around me was being a naysayer, our instructor and classmates kept my outlook positive. I've always said I couldn...

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