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U.S. Maternal Health Care Crisis {infographic}

A couple weeks ago I wrote a post on why we chose to use a midwife for our firstborn.  One of the reasons I highlighted was the astronomically high maternal death rate in the U.S (it is double that of Canada and Western Europe).  Since hitting publish on that post, I came across this infographic from Amnesty International—who [...]

The Waiting Place

**UPDATED** See below for baby’s gender In a few short hours, I will get some info on the baby growing in my wife’s belly.  The anticipation over the past 24 hours has made all else seem insignificant.  I feel like I am stuck in Dr. Seuss’s Waiting Place. Super Bowl?  Didn’t care. Reading a book with [...]

Why We Chose a Midwife & Birthing Center

Being a healthcare practitioner, I often have people asking for my opinion or advice on a wide variety of topics ranging from “what should I eat” to “what do you think of vaccination.”  It comes with the territory, and I truly enjoy sharing my knowledge with people. Then we decided to go through our pregnancy [...]