Late Preterm Birth is a Maternal Health Problem, Too
    January 10, 2012
    Late Preterm Birth is a Maternal Health Problem, Too

    Originally appeared: November 17, 2011 at the Transforming Maternity Care Blog at transform.childbirthconnection.org/2011/11/lateptb/ More than two-thirds of preterm babies are born “late preterm,…

    Finding Common Ground on Home Birth
    December 23, 2011
    Finding Common Ground on Home Birth

    Originally appeared October 25, 2011 on the Transforming Maternity Care Blog at transform.childbirthconnection.org/2011/10/hbcs/ I attended the Home Birth Consensus Summit in October. The meeting was …

    Reasonable Choices for Bringing Back VBAC
    December 6, 2011
    Reasonable Choices for Bringing Back VBAC

    An extended version of this post appeared September 12, 2011 at the Transforming Maternity Care Blog at http://transform.childbirthconnection.org/2011/09/vbacquality/ According to new government stati…

    Could YouTube Change Our Birth Culture?
    November 4, 2009
    Could YouTube Change Our Birth Culture?

    I don't get to go to births much anymore. My midwifery practice closed in July. Our consulting doctors merged with another group and in the merger were forced to stop accepting our referrals and colla…

    Preventing a Preventable Cesarean
    November 3, 2009
    Preventing a Preventable Cesarean

    This year, one in three babies will be born by cesarean section. The cesarean rate in the United States has hit a historic high every year for nearly a decade, and shows no signs of abating. Research …

    Birth Wall Sign
    November 2, 2009
    Birth Plans As Exit Signs

    Blogs, Facebook, and Twitter were bustling last week with back-to-back stories of doctors putting the kibosh on women's right to self-determination in their birth. First, The Unnecesarean reported on …

    Expecting More
    October 29, 2009
    Expecting More

    If you had your baby in a United States hospital in 2005: There's a 1 in 3 chance you had cesarean surgery. (more…)…

    Why Are Women Giving Birth in the Dark?
    October 29, 2009
    Why Are Women Giving Birth in the Dark?

    Pop quiz: what is the most important factor determining whether a woman has a cesarean or not? How healthy she is? How big her baby is? Whether she has pregnancy complications? These all seem like rea…