Category Archives: Mid-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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I’ve heard the journey through pregnancy described in so many different ways, so it is really fun to be experiencing it for myself. Most sources talk about months and trimesters, which we of course know is based in sort of arbitrary notions of time. That said, there does seem to be a common rhythm and

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Sometimes I forget that the idea of doing your own prenatal care isn’t something most people have ever thought about or heard of. Someone asked me about my pregnancy at a dinner party the other day, and another guest asked if “they know what I’m having”. I explained that I’m not having any unwarranted testing

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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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In this episode of Taking Back Birth, I talk about second trimester ultrasound and open up your mind to information you won't commonly be given. This is a hot topic and we all know someone who could learn and grow from this podcast! Please share and feel free to leave comments. Just press PLAY below

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In this episode of Taking Back Birth, I talk about things you should know when it comes to caring for yourself in the second trimester. Here are just a few of the things I discuss... How to care for yourself in the 2nd trimester. What the "theme" of the 2nd trimester is. What you may

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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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