I was getting ready for class this weekend, gathering my ‘induction methods’ demo items. And I felt compelled to write a post covering one of the most standard practice medical options, particularly in hospital settings: Amniotomy, also called AROM (Artificial Rupture of Membranes). So let’s learn about it!
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Who Should Be At Your Birth?
It’s time to get into the matter of being picky about who shows up at your birth. I feel it’s especially relevant now when tensions are already high and pregnant people are carrying additional stresses into labor. If it were ever THE time to surround yourself with positive, compassionate people, it’s now. How can youContinue reading “Who Should Be At Your Birth?”
Book Review: “Birth As An American Rite of Passage”
“Birth as an American Rite of Passage” is an important book for learning about the different models and perspectives of childbirth, from the medical or technocratic to the holistic or “natural.” A largely controversial topic, I think the text does a nice job tackling this conversation by sharing information and making thoughtful arguments without ostracizing.Continue reading “Book Review: “Birth As An American Rite of Passage””
When To Call Your Doula in Labor
This is such a common question I felt it important to at least briefly address. When should you call your doula in labor? When is too early… or too late? What’s the “sweet spot”? Why does timing matter? I’ll cover all this and more below! Do keep in mind that every doula has her ownContinue reading “When To Call Your Doula in Labor”
Birth During Pandemic: Visitors, Policies & Help
Obviously, a lot of changes are happening for pregnant and birthing people today. The current state of affairs has COVID-19 impacting policies and protocols in health institutions everywhere. Please be aware that guidelines and policies are changing almost daily, so check in with your local, national and global health experts for the most up-to-date information.