birth

Cesarean rates vary by hospital, and here I thought it was by risk.

By Bobjgalindo (Own work) GFDL

Don’t want an unnecessary c-section, but still plan to birth in a hospital? Then, you owe it to yourself to find out the cesarean section rate  at the hospital where you anticipate delivering your child. According to an article published in the medical journal Health Affairs this month, “vast differences in practice patterns are likely to be driving the costly overuse of cesarean delivery in many US hospitals.”

Among the Everything […]

Induction of Labor Associated with 67% Increased Risk of C-Section

My epidural from the horrible birth of my son in 2001

Natural birth has been at the foundations of  Everything Birth from its conception. It began in 2001 as a small resource center offering natural birth classes and workshops.   Everything Birth’s owner, Crystal White, wrote, “My first child was born in 1997, and at the time I was still contemplating grad school and what direction my career should take. The more research I did on birth, intervention, and the unbelievably […]

New Classifieds Listings Arena Made Specifically For Us!

New Classifieds Listings Arena Made Specifically For Us!

 


Everything Birth thinks of, well… everything. Not only have they brought us a free community forum (where we can swap stories and information,) a fabulous consulting program where we can earn money by doing what we already do (spread the word about the benefits of cloth diapering,) an Amazon links page (so we can easily find the best prices on items they don’t carry, but we love,) a medical supply store specializing in midwife and birth supplies, and this regularly updated blog, but […]

By |January 12th, 2011|News & Updates, Products|1 Comment|

Birth Perception.

When I tell my birth story to some people they just can’t believe that I carried twins for 37 weeks thinking there was only one baby in there.  They ask “weren’t you really big?”  No.  “Couldn’t you feel a lot of movement?” Kind of.  But I had nothing to relate it to.

I just think I had a very healthy outlook on my pregnancy.  What I did not know, only helped me.  I trusted that my body would tell me if something were wrong.  My midwives would pick up the signals of  anything going bad. […]

Do Your Research.

I am not a sheep.  I do not just do things because everyone else is doing it.  I guess that is why when I got pregnant I needed to know everything I could learn about what I was going to experience.  After scouring through book after book, I realized that my best chance at having an intervention free birth was going to be at my home or a birth center.

If you have been reading this blog for a while you will know that my first birth did not wind up at home, but in […]

Transformation

I think this word describes the childbearing year best.  All of the changes we encounter as we first realize we are pregnant, our bodies morph into an incubator, and most importantly we evolve into Motherhood.   The emotions, and hormones, and realizations all seem to be parts of this wonderous maturity that I knew I would not feel complete until I experienced childbirth.  Even after my first birth ended in cesarean, I still had a strong pull to attempt natural delivery.  My body knew it needed to complete the cycle.  I needed to feel […]

Eunice Romero, LM, CPM, CLC, CBE, CD

Each week I will feature a Midwife, Doula, Birth Center, Child Birth Educator. This week I have for you Eunice Romero. Take a peek at what Eunice has in her birth kit. Eunice Romero Birth Kit

…An ancient river of blood will flow on through me.                                              When it comes time to see my child free;     […]

Tune it out

I know it is a bit ironic what I am about to blog about.  I am basically going to rant a bit about the overconsumption of media these days.  Here I am just adding to the machine with this blog which in turn I am advising to tune it all out.  But don’t stop reading now,  just hear me out.

What is tipping me over the edge is all of the oil spill news that is utterly making me want to vomit every day I hear more.  Every day that goes by and that hole in […]

How to Explain Homebirth to a Toddler.

Or anyone else that just does not get it.  Adults included.

If you have a toddler and you are planning a homebirth, look no further for a simple way to explain what is happening.  Kelly Mochel has written and illustrated a wonderful children’s book that explains everything.  The illustrations depict the anatomical realities of a woman giving birth and nursing her newborn.

We’re Having a Homebirth is all about explaining that homebirth is a natural process not a medical emergency.

In a societiy that makes it difficult to find real images of the birthing process.   […]

Birth Story Diaries.

When I was pregnant I wanted as much information as I could get about the next year of my life.  I learned very quickly that not all information was helpful.  And most of it was based on fears.  I just wanted real information from real women.

I love birth stories.  We all have so much to learn from them.  My daughters were not able to attend the home waterbirth of their little brother, but they have seen the photographs and they love to hear how they and their brother were brought into this world.  I […]