Monthly Archives: February 2008

A Walk to Beautiful

Forget the Oscars (well, not entirely: Go, Juno, go!); the movie I really want to see is A Walk To Beautiful. Having already won several awards at film festivals around the world, the film follows five courageous women as they travel to the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopa to find a cure for the […]

Posted in Complications, Issues, Labor and Birth, Midwifery, Women's Health | 5 Comments

My first episitomy

I cut my very first episiotomy last week. It was my 70th delivery. Somehow, somewhere in the back of my mind I was thinking that my first episiotomy would come after a hundred births, at least….probably more. After all, there are absolutely no advantages to cutting routine episiotomies, and it seems like the reasons you’d […]

Posted in Episiotomies, Labor and Birth | 10 Comments

ACOG’s Statement on Homebirths

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently issued a Statement on Homebirth which condemns homebirth and all those who are willing to attend homebirth (aka midwives), concluding that only “…the safest setting for labor, delivery, and the immediate postpartum period is in the hospital, or a birthing center within a hospital complex, that […]

Posted in Birth Centers, Choice, Homebirth, Hospitals, Labor and Birth, Politics | 2 Comments

Barack Obama

I’ve sort of fallen off of the blogging bandwagon, but what’s the point of a blog if you can’t be political with it? So, with that in mind, we now take a break from our regularly scheduled midwifery for this brief political message: I’m voting for Barack Obama I like the fact that he’s run […]

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