What Can't Doulas Do?

Birth doulas can be an extremely valuable source of support to mothers before, during and just after childbirth. Doulas, however, are not trained medical providers, and thus, there are limits on what they can and cannot do.

7 Ways to Get Your Labor Started

The first thing you should do if you are overdue is to wait. Have patience and let your baby decide what his or her birthday will be.

IVF In-Vitro Fertilization Calculator Can Help Predict IVF

In-vitro fertilization or IVF is a procedure where eggs are fertilized outside the body and implanted into the uterus. 

There are many clinics that perform this procedure but success rates can be confusing because they depend on many factors including a woman's age, height, weight, prior pregnancies, reasons for infertility, and other parameters.

Causes of Missed Periods Besides Pregnancy

If you are skipping periods and you are not pregnant, you will want to know why. Amenorrhea can be a signal of hormonal conditions that can have unhealthy effects on your body.

My Feelings on Homebirth

I very much believe in a woman’s right to choose where she gives birth. However, to me, it’s just not worth the small risk of a catastrophic complication occurring that could have been managed in the hospital setting but that is deadly at home without an operating room and full medical team.

How I Know CPMs Are Not Real Midwives

I know that CPMs are not real midwives from reading the MANA Statement of Values and Ethics, by which NARM recommends they practice. I have copied portions of it below, with my emphasis.

Make Home Birth Safer

We are a citizen-led coalition of home birth families, midwives, doctors & advocates who have come together to work toward a better, safer homebirth system.

Home Birth Petition for Safe Deliveries

Anyone who has looked into state midwifery laws in the U.S. has come to the same alarming conclusion: in many states, homebirth midwives are virtually unregulated.

Why I Can’t Support CPMs – Not a Single One

“Just because there are a few bad CPMs out there doesn’t mean that all CPMs should be vilified,” is a statement I have often read/heard when getting into discussions about home birth midwifery. I wholly disagree with that statement. Here’s why."

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