My Pregnancy and Labor is no Picnic For Dad
My husband has a turn to talk about my pregnancies. This story was also
in Mother to Mother.
David Stuart's Prenatal Care
I have given my heart to support the birth community. What a surprise for me to find out not all communities are the
37 weeks-- A Poem
A surprise double footling breech birth at home! This story is the version in Midwifery Today's Birthkit newsletter, Winter 2004 and in Mother to Mother, April 2004.
My Midwife's Story
I am so honored that my midwife, Lori Midwife LM, wrote a story about my birth from her point of view. This story will also be in Mother to Mother, April 2004.
Surprise Footling Breech Born in a Hospital
by Pam Llewellyn, CD(DONA)
After David was born I entertained the idea of what could have happened if I was in the hospital when his breech
position was discovered. Some readers of my story thought I was exagerating when I said "I'd be barbarically cut open." Some
thought I'd been just as well or better off in the hospital. Even Obstetricians and hospital employees insisted
my midwife should have called the ambulance after they read my story.... So much lost for this mom who had an "emergency cesarean."
So much of the art of birth lost to fear and litiganeous society...
Pam has given me permission to post. Direct comments and thoughts to Pam