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The Hospital That Does Birth Right

Sometimes hospitals do birth right and manage to be what expectant parents want: safe and supportive of her physiology. I was recently privileged to be a labor companion to a childhood friend who gave birth in just such a hospital.
September 15, 2016

How My Parents Helped Me to Have Great Births

Like everyone else who has access to any form of media, I was taught the story that birth is grueling, painful, and dangerous. While I believed it one level, my parents gave me two particular experiences in childhood that helped me to overcome that programming and have great births.
June 17, 2016

“Don’t Forget the Dads!”

It is a joy to watch these betwixt-and-between fathers uncoil during our first session. The skeptics open their mind. The over-protective soften. The disconnected engage. The couple begins to have a shared experience, rather than a his-and-hers.
May 20, 2016