Last week, my little corner of Florida spent several days in the center of the “cone of uncertainty” for Hurricane … More
Category: home birth
Don’t confuse a starting line with a finish line
One thing I like to keep in mind in the context of “good enough decision-making” is “don’t confuse a starting line … More
Why I decided to vaccinate my kids
When my daughter, Naomi, was born. I was very concerned about vaccines. I had gotten all my shots as a child and nothing bad happened to me, but had they changed since I was a kid? Friends encouraged me to “do my own research.” But I was really busy, and I felt like if any of the risk of side effects from vaccines were real that was too much risk for *my* child, and I delayed getting her vaccinated.
Labor of love
This is my belly with my baby in it, one week before my first child was born. It was election … More
Birth is nothing like the movies
We all know what birth is like. But really. We’ve seen it in movies and television shows. Reality couldn’t be … More
What’s in a due date?
Human babies have an average gestation of 40 weeks, or about 9 months. I think it’s really important to remember … More