As doulas who have witnessed many beautiful and moving caesarean births, it saddens us that caesarean birth is not as celebrated as a “natural” or vaginal birth is, and that mothers are made to feel ashamed or that they have somehow failed for having this type of birth.
Every year on May 5th we celebrate the International Day of the Midwife. This year’s theme is “Midwives leading the way with quality care”. Last year, we reached out to the families of Headwater Hills for Love Letters from their Little Ones to their midwives, and the response was overwhelming. We loved these letters so much that we reached out again this past week and have received the most beautiful stories and photos.
re you thinking about having a midwife or a traditional OBGYN. Here’s 5 reasons to have a midwife deliver your baby. We asked local Georgetown midwife, Nina Couto to share with us 5 unique aspects of midwifery care that she believes her clients benefit from.
I have an admission to make: Sometimes I still struggle with my son’s premature birth. Although he is three and is doing very well despite his early start, I still struggle with the fact that my pregnancy ended three months early. Day to day, it doesn’t bother me as much as it used to, and like everything, life goes on. I even had a full-term baby boy after a premature delivery, but some days I can’t help but think about what I had went through.
If you received your education in Western Society you may have come across the term “tabula rasa” either in literature, philosophy, religion, psychology or social science classes in secondary or post-secondary school. Tabula Rasa translates from Latin into “Blank Slate”. It is the belief that all humans are born without a single imprint of knowledge […]