Author Archives: Margo Blackstone

“Know Better; Do Better” Premature birth and the new paradigm By Jacque Campbell &nbsp &nbsp I begin these written thoughts with much care and love for the mothers and babies who have bravely faced premature birth and fought for the health to leave the NICU walls behind and often fight for health their entire life.

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I had something that felt like a mix of a vision and a dream happen to me the other night as I was laying with my daughter at bedtime. My daughter was asleep, and as so often is the case I had my eyes closed too until I jerked my eyes open with a start.

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Myth of the day - Listening to Fetal Heart Tones in Labor Is Beneficial I'll keep this musing as short and sweet as I am capable of. Even the people in the medical world are uncertain about whether continuous fetal monitoring has any benefit beyond looking good in court in case they get sued. It

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After yet another discussion about what “we” should do as midwives when parents go rogue and won’t take our advice, or acquiesce when “we” try to risk them out of home birth care, I had a lovely discussion/rant with Maryn about how frustrating it is to see this conversations happening time and again. “That woman

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Maria Mengel joins Margo on the podcast to talk about her birth experiences and the lessons she has taken away from them. Maria is a mother of two, wife, music teacher, doula, childbirth educator, placenta specialist, and owner of the newly launched Thrive Birth Services of Delmarva. She began her professional career as a musician

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I just moved across the country with my family and am still not done unpacking boxes or getting our house set up. I wanted to read something while my daughter played the other afternoon, so I opened one of my boxes of books and decided to read the first thing I found. It happened to

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Little Celosia started refusing to wear a diaper and pretty painlessly and quickly learned to use the potty recently. In the ensuing weeks I have had a lot of time to sit with her while she poops, and it has been alarming to me how much I have used my doula/midwifey skills which probably which

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On this episode I talk with my dear friend, Julie Nitz, about preparing for a peaceful postpartum.

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I've been asked about this a few times recently, since I am not so secretly disappointed that the community I live in is not as supportive and enthusiastic about the ideas and implications of physiological birth as I wish they were. This is a nice way of saying, I whine a lot about people choosing

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