"There's No Place Like Home" For Childbirth

A healthy pregnant woman should be birthing at home. I don’t understand the response “I just feel safer in the hospital”.  When your chances of a hospital cesarean are closing in on 35% in this country.  One of the highest cesarean rates of civilized countries.  The homebirth cesarean rate is …

The evil E

Episiotomy.  Nobody wants to tear down there.  Right?  An episiotomy is a surgical incision in the perineum (the area of skin between the vagina and the anus).  For many years, episiotomy was a routine childbirth technique thought to prevent more extensive tears and heal faster.  Actually, there is little evidence …