Jul 012014
 
Induction of Labor: Help or Hell?

This article was precipitated by the experiences I have had with induction of labor lately. I realized that most mothers-to-be (and their birth partners) do not know or do not understand the process of induction.  A woman choosing or settling for induction of labor needs to know what the process is so she is able to manage it better. My Disclaimer: There may be definite biases… I am a Midwife who [read more]

Do Men Fear Labor and Birth?

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Aug 192013
 
Do Men Fear Labor and Birth?

Times have changed. Due to advancement in education, professionalism and many other factors, women more and more find themselves separated by work or location from women in their family who can support them through childbirth. Their only option for a child birth partner is their spouse/partner. But, do men want to take up this role? Do they want to be there or to participate in this process? The feeling is [read more]

Labor: You Sure Can

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Aug 212012
 
Labor: You Sure Can

“My pain threshold is really low, I would rather have an epidural, I cannot go through what I have heard” Eskey said to me during our meeting. Eskey had talked to a few of her friends who gave her very varied experiences. My thoughts are that most women may remember the pain that comes with labor but none of us can describe it fully. It is stored in our subconscious [read more]

A Natural Birth: Dream or Reality

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Jul 022012
 
A Natural Birth: Dream or Reality

Birth is a natural phenomenon, rite of Passage. It is a way of getting a baby to the world. It is a Joyous occasion full of celebration. It is an empowering, affirming and nurturing experience to the parents and especially the mama. Before Industrialization, births happened at home and women supported women throughout pregnancy, birth and early parenting. This has slowly changed as the advancement in both technology and medicine [read more]

Here’s 4 Reasons to Take a Childbirth Class

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May 042012
 
Here’s 4 Reasons to Take a Childbirth Class

Information about childbirth and early parenting from books and the internet is in plenty. This would almost make a parent-to-be find no need to take a childbirth classes. However, I  find it vital for parents (both dad and mum) to invest in a childbirth class especially before the birth of their first baby. Childbirth classes curate the information for you and give you the details you need. Here are a few [read more]