Important Research – The Health Affairs Article

It is one thing for birth advocates to lament the state of maternity care in the U.S. (and many other countries around the world). It is another thing when health policy experts start questioning the status quo. In an article in the March 2013 edition of Health...

Fallible Docs – TNT’s New Medical Drama, Monday Mornings

Last night I watched the premiere on TV of a new medical drama, Monday Mornings. I have always been fascinated by any entertainment genre featuring medicine – books, movies, TV shows. While my husband fondly remembers watching Matt Dillon (Gunsmoke) and Wyatt Earp as...
Natural Hospital Birth by Cynthia Gabriel

Natural Hospital Birth

by Cynthia Gabriel

It saddens me that this book needed to be written. In my ideal world, hospitals welcome and support laboring women who plan natural births to the same extent as they do women planning early epidurals. All labor rooms have large birthing tubs, birth balls, rocking...

The Cruelty of Mother Nature

The birds of Houston have mistaken our third floor balcony for a bird sanctuary. The former residents of our home did nothing to discourage this, but we have paraded several experts through our bedroom to study the small balcony and offer suggestions. Our efforts to...