Category Archives: Late Pregnancy

I've been think a lot lately about the notion of “control” and how it relates to pregnancy and birth. So much of the focus in life in general is on controlling the process, or keeping up the myth that we can control the process, and the time of pregnancy and birth is no exception. In

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I hear from women regularly about their homebirth experiences. And being in the business of rabble rousing and questioning the status quo, many of these women who seek us out are unhappy with the care they received from their midwives, not just OBs. There are plenty of variations on the same theme. Midwives aren’t listening

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In this episode of Taking Back Birth, I talk about the due date and what happens when you pass it. Just press PLAY below to listen.

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In this episode of Taking Back Birth, I talk about the very short list of supplies you need for a birth. You'll probably be surprised at just how short it is. Just press PLAY below to listen.

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In this episode of Taking Back Birth, I talk about labor preparation and why you DON'T need it. Just press PLAY below to listen.

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In this episode of Taking Back Birth, I talk about preparing for one of the most sacred times surrounding your birth. Just press PLAY below to listen.

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In this episode of Taking Back Birth, I talk about the last 10 weeks of pregnancy and highlight some issues that come up during that time. Just press PLAY below to listen.

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In this episode of Taking Back Birth, I talk about what you need to know about Gestational Diabetes. Here are just a few of the things I discuss... Why higher blood sugar levels are actually NORMAL for pregnant women. How Gestational Diabetes got its name. (HINT: It was about money.) The biggest risk of Gestational

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What is ultrasound? Ultrasound is a technology that works similarly to the way bats use echoing sound waves to fly and hunt at night. Ultrasounds within the context of pregnancy and birth are used to get information by creating images of the baby, the baby or placenta’s blood flow, or listening to the baby’s pulse.

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