Stepmom (1988)

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Stepmom the movie SS: You know Ben was born in two hours, went straight to the breast and camped there for the next four days, always with this mischevious look on his face, like he had a secret or something. And his blanket, always looked like a cape, even the nurses said so. He loves […]

The Kissing Booth (2018)

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Inane teen comedy with requisite sexual context and little actual plot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bfS6seiLhk The idea of there even being a Kissing Booth these days…yeah, like that still happens. (Does it still happen, if so, I’m a bit worried…) So, beyond all that…the movie opens with two friends who were born on the same day and their mothers […]

What is a “Guide to Childbirth” Anyway?

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It seems to come in various forms. There is the “Your pregnancy week by week” or month by month… Or the “Knowing your Informed Choices” The “The Ultimate Guide to everything you need to know” and the “Holistic Guide to A More Natural Childbirth” and even ones that imply you are a Thinking Woman, they […]

What if you opened a library and no one came?

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Welcome to the Birth Library! Have you ever done it? We’ve all done it. Bought books we had every intention of reading. Wanted books we couldn’t find or have easy access to without purchasing. We all live secret lives of knowledge we want but that simply… …sits on shelves, waiting for us. Waiting for our […]

Perceptions

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Your perception of risk should not determine another mother’s right to autonomy. Stop pretending that you are playing “devils advocate” and accept that sometimes, other people will make decisions you would not make and that your bias should not affect their right to do so. Shannon Mitchell

Marketing Cesareans

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May 2, 2014 at 6:24 PM ·  If your hospital posts pictures for marketing their ability to do cesareans, one has to wonder why they don’t post photos of their natural, vaginal, supported births without medications. After all, truly supported, healthy birth would be the real marketing strategy since it’s so rare in hospital birth. One-third […]