Tag Archives: midwives

Week 13: No more birth stories

Birth stories are captivating, entrancing, consuming. I have always loved hearing them and reading them. The doula part of me listens openly and with compassion, listening for the moment of power, which is always there no matter what the story … Continue reading

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Week 12: Midwives

Interviewing midwives, but I don’t trust anyone. This one’s too quiet, that one’s too strong, that one’s too talkative, this one’s too young, that one’s too busy… By now I have met nearly every midwife in this area. Some of … Continue reading

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Questions for my future midwife or OB

I asked all the right questions the first time around. I interviewed several home birth midwives and asked questions like, What is your hospital transfer plan? What position(s) can I give birth in? How long past my due date will … Continue reading

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Rewriting my surroundings

I just listened to “Rewriting Your Birth Story,” a podcast on Hillary Frank’s blog The Longest Shortest Time, in which she attempts to make sense of her traumatic birth and tries to figure out what she could have done to make … Continue reading

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