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…
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.
A woman on the discussion board wondered what to pack for delivery at the hospital. Here’s what Lily recommended:
A woman on the discussion board reported that she’d found a doula she loves…but the doula has some specific requests she’s not comfortable with. She asked women in the community for their input.
Now that I’m getting really close to D-Day (supposedly less than six weeks, which is just totally unimaginable after a lifetime of waiting), I am finding myself more and more irritable rather than excited. I’ve heard that there are women out there who just love being pregnant, that they glow and bond and gain three pounds and have amazing hair. I am not one of those women.
These tips from home organizer Maureen came just as I’m midway through my own decluttering process this fall. I thought they were great ways to simplify our homes.
When I lived in my one bedroom floor-through apartment in New York City with my young daughter, I did start to feel overrun in that first year by the THINGS she needed. I was frugal, but still had the diaper pail, stroller, Baby Bjorn, exersaucer, 3-in-1 travel crib (used everyday), and a growing collection of plastic chewy items. So it was no surprise when the organizing experts at the New York City Choice Mom event drew a crowd.
There are many things I like about Stacey MacGlashan’s Choice Mom memoir "Just you and me, kid." One of them is the wonderful, honest detail she offers about the delivery process.
A majority of families using donor conception do not report births after the fact. This has a tremendous impact on the industry. The numbers of offspring born to a sperm donor, and even to egg donors, are generally vastly under-reported. If there is a genetic abnormality that surfaces in later years, families cannot be notified.