Waiting Game

PODCAST: Finding a doula

How do you pick a birth coach, and what can they offer pre- and post-delivery? In this radio show, which I produced in 2010, we talk about finding a doula. We hear the wonderful story of four Choice Moms who delivered two babies in 24 hours with the coaching of the same single mother by…

Debating Amniocentesis Risks

On the Choice Mom Over 40 discussion board, a woman was quickly trying to decide whether — with “advanced maternal age” — she should be getting an amniocentesis to check for abnormalities in her new pregnancy, with the understanding that it carries a risk of miscarriage. In the past when this question has been raised,…

Natural Miscarriage: How to Prepare

A woman on the Choice Mom Over 40 discussion board reported that a miscarriage is imminent (her hcg levels were plunging) and her doctor warned her to expect to miscarry within a few days. She turned to the board for emotional support — and also to learn what to expect in terms of physical pain…

What I do as a Midwife

Michelle is a Choice Mom and midwife I personally know who has delivered many Choice Kids into the world — in one case, she delivered two Choice Kids within 24 hours. In a recent discussion board topic, a newly pregnant woman asked for information about the role of a midwife — and how to find one. Here is what Michelle says.