June



“I want this baby out of me!” It’s a common cry we hear from women in their later stages of pregnancy. No wonder: they feel big and heavy, they’re peeing three times an hour, having trouble sleeping, and dealing with indigestion after every meal. So when her caregiver asks, “Would […]

Medical Reasons to Induce Labor


Chances are pretty good that most of us know a mom who was induced to get her labor started.  That’s because every year, almost one quarter of all pregnant women in the United States have their labors artificially induced, which means they are given drugs to help the uterus to contract and/or […]

Inducing Labor





If you’re expecting baby number two — or three or four! — life is busy! You have little ones to care for, and not a lot of time to take a full-length birth class. Perhaps a refresher on positions and breathing is all you need. Take a look at the […]

Why Take a Refresher Class?



Is your caregiver talking about inducing labor?  There are a number of factors to consider, including the risks and the options. If there are medical concerns, then it might be necessary to start labor artificially.  There are several medical ways to induce labor including with a drug called Cervidil, a […]

Cervidil Induction



I remember learning about “white coat syndrome” in my childbirth education training, a situation where a pregnant mom will go along with what her physician says simply because he or she is the physician, even if the suggested interventions are counter to the woman’s birth preferences. Here’s an example, an actual […]

White Coat Syndrome