Sunday, June 15, 2008

How to have a successful home birth...

Women's bodies were designed to give birth. If you are in good health, there is no reason to expect a problem. Any well-trained midwife will recognize any variations that require a hospital delivery.

My recipe for a good birth:
  • Choose a homebirth midwife.
  • Trust God's design of your body.
  • Eat the most nutritious food you can find and walk a mile every day.
  • Know that you have the strength to give birth like generations of women before you.
  • Surround yourself with positive, knowledgeable women.
  • Learn how to relax, when birth begins, the sooner you surrender to birth, the quicker it will go.

Have a joyous birth!


Friday, February 22, 2008

When I was Born...

When I was born, my mother was knocked out and forceps were used to pull me out. From that point on she did anything a doctor told her to do. Consequently, she was afflicted with chronic illness as far back as I can remember. This, of course, caused me to go to the other extreme, I tend to look on a doctor's advice with suspicion.

I know they are very necessary and helpful at times. The problem as I see it is not that MDs exist, but that they have a monopoly on health care in America. "Power courrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely." My hope is that the alternative healthcare seekers will be able to unite and force an equilibrium in the US health care system.