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I Watched You Become a Father

Posted on: June 16, 2019 | Hospital Birth, Musing, Parenting Philosophy

I am a doula. I stand in the space of birth while reducing fear and instilling strength and I watch as you become a father. I have been on the other end of the phone when you nervously called me to say, “She is ready for you to come now…” …

Natural Birth, We Don’t do it for the Pain…

Posted on: March 23, 2019 | Hospital Birth, Natural Childbirth

Natural birth

Women choose spontaneous vaginal deliveries or what most refer to as “natural birth” for a variety of reasons. None of which include, because they love pain.  “Birth bonding” according to Dr. Sears, is the first of the 7 “B’s” of attachment parenting.  Bonding with your baby prenatally and throughout your …

Biophysical Profile

Posted on: January 28, 2019 | Hospital Birth

Biophysical profile

A biophysical profile is a painless, noninvasive assessment done during the end of pregnancy, more typically once you have reached or passed your estimated due date. It is also considered during the third trimester in cases of higher risk pregnancies….

Induction – What Should I Ask my Doctor?

Posted on: January 22, 2019 | Hospital Birth, Labor and Birth

Labor induction

You’re 39 weeks pregnant and your doctor says you need an induction. You’re not really sure what it means, why you need it or how it will happen. You only know that you should probably ask some questions but nothing comes to mind! Your friend was induced 2 months ago …

Water Birth at Hudson Valley Hospital

Posted on: April 1, 2017 | Hospital Birth

We’re always setting out to embrace birthing techniques that are more comfortable for mom while staying safe for baby. One of these birthing styles that is becoming increasingly popular is the beautiful experience of water birth. Many families seek the comfort that water birth provides and at Hudson Valley Hospital, the commitment …

A Touch Of Home At The Hospital

Posted on: November 7, 2013 | Home Birth, Hospital Birth

Bringing “home” To the Hospital  was the most recent topic Rosie Pope asked me to write about. (click the above link to read the post) After her expert ob/gyn warned about the dangers of homebirth, her team thought, there must be a way to bring your home to the hospital …

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