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Archive for June 2016

Birth Plans Suck

Now that I have your attention, let me explain.  Many parents-to-be will create a detailed birth plan in the weeks before birth.  Or, perhaps they will just feel like they should have a birth plan and copy one they found online.  Parents walk proudly into the birth space with birth plan (or copies of the…

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How to Mine an Uninvited Birth Story for Gold

From the moment a mother (or her midsection) announces her pregnancy, she is inundated with a barrage of birth stories from friends, family members, and even strangers.  These stories tend to center around themes of pride, shame, or blame.  Most mothers-to-be listen politely while looking for the nearest exit, and a few bold ones will…

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