What the laboring mom wants to know is how much longer will it be until she is holding her baby in her arms; exams don’t give this information. Imagine driving on the highway and seeing a sign that tells you what town you have entered. Without knowing how quickly you’re driving, knowing where you are…

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I’ll always remember a dad I had in childbirth class who was a firefighter. He told me he was in favor of vaginal birth whenever possible because “you never punch a hole in a wall when you can go out a door.” While I hope I say it a bit more eloquently in my blog…

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I recently got to hear Joel Salatin speak. For those who don’t know, Joel is a farmer and an advocate of the right of American consumers to purchase raw dairy, meat, eggs, and vegetables from small, local farmers. He says that if our Founding Fathers could have imagined that this right would ever be taken…

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