Birth in the Know

Childbirth

Why I Created a Pregnancy Game to Learn About Birth

I created a pregnancy game, Down the Canal – the Game of Birth for a fun way to learn about birth options. There are so many books to read and so many websites to visit, it can be overwhelming for expectant parents. How do they really know which sources are promoting the best available evidence? …

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How Safe Is The Hospital During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

Safety is a relative term. If you feel safe, you are safe. This COVID 19 pandemic has changed how we do so many things. Where some hospitals are requiring COVID tests, and are preventing doulas and partners from being with laboring women, the real question might be, “Where can I give birth safely, and freely, …

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TOP TEN LIES YOU’VE BEEN TOLD ABOUT CHILDBIRTH

Here are the top ten lies you’ve been told about childbirth. 1) Pregnancy is an illness.  Most women (in the U.S.) give birth in the hospital. Hospitals are for sick people. People with disease and illness, emergencies, and tests, and procedures. Because this is what hospitals were designed for, pregnant women will be treated as …

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