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Are OBs Human?

Are obstetricians human? Now before you get all huffy on me and think that I’m asking if obstetricians are aliens, or robots, or some such silly thing, I’m not. And I‘m not asking if they are inhumane, either (though some are, whether they intend to be or not). What I’m really asking is, are obstetricians—and any physicians […]

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If your baby could talk to you about his penis

If your newborn baby boy could talk to you about circumcision, what would he say? I think he would say something like this: “Hi Dad, it’s awesome to meet you finally after just hearing your muffled voice! I can’t wait to get to know you and be cuddled and taken care of, and eventually be […]

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A Simple but Amazing Trick for Relieving Labor Pain

Out of the billions of women in world history who have been pregnant, probably the majority of them have dreaded the pain of childbirth to one degree or another. Most of them had very few options for pain relief.  And let’s be real—labor and birth do usually hurt a lot.  True, two women who have […]

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How to Have a “No Regrets” Birth

If you are pregnant, you don’t have to trust it to “luck” to have a good childbirth experience. I can’t tell you how many mothers I have talked to or read their birth stories who wish they had known more, wish they had done things differently, and wonder if only this or that had been […]

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Break the fear-tension-pain cycle and have an easier childbirth

Have you ever gone to a new school or started a new job where you didn’t know much about what you were getting into?  Did it make you more nervous? When I am going into something new, I like to ask a lot of questions to know what to expect.  Before I decided to attend […]

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67 ways to have an easier labor and birth — introduction

Nearly every pregnant woman is concerned about how she will get through the pain of labor and birth.  Some say “just give me the drugs!” and others want to have a natural birth experience. Women who have an epidural or narcotics in labor can’t have it in the first part of labor before it is […]