September 1, 2016

Now don't get me wrong, sharing your birth with loved ones you may want at your birth is a wonderful thing to share.  What I am talking about is the stress expecting moms are dealing with because so many friends and relatives expect and get upset when they are not invi...

July 25, 2016

Cesarean delivery may be a safe alternative to vaginal delivery but its use in 1 of 3 women giving birth in the US seems to high.

In 2014, 1.3 million women in the United States delivered via cesarean, placing the rate at 32.2%, down just .7% from the peak in 2009.1 Tha...


Your birth process is, perhaps, one of the most monumental experiences of your life. When it comes to making a decision about who will help facilitate your journey, it’s important that you weigh all the factors involved, and choose the type of care th...

In a 2009 study, Boucher et al. interviewed 160 women who had a home birth in the U.S. and asked them why they chose a home birth. Reasons that the woman gave included:

  • Belief that home birth is safer than the hospital*

  • Desire to avoid unnecessary interven...

April 14, 2016

Here in the Columbia Valley we have many special people and many groups of people all doing great things for one another.  I would like to share one of our great services offered by our community in my blog space. Please take the time to take a look at what you and you...

“This beautifully made film answers the question that so many medical professionals ask with incredulity, “Why would anyone choose to have their baby AT HOME?” by sharing the stories of several of the filmmakers own colleagues who made the unconventional choice to give...

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