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...

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...

No One Cares?

Although we in maternity care got “good” news last month when the CDC announced that the 2010 cesarean rate had declined ever so slightly from 32.9% in 2009 to 32.8% in 2010, there is no doubt that we still have a cesarean crisis in the U.S. (and in most other parts...

New Year’s Resolutions

Ok, I realize that I am a little late. That is one of my problems. I get caught up in everyday activities and don’t take time to do some of the things that I want to do and know that I should do. For instance, reading my childbirth education journals. My new...

Looking Back (Fondly)

As I look forward to the upcoming Mega Conference in Milwaukee celebrating the 50th anniversaries of both Lamaze International and ICEA, I am also preparing for an unexpected, but happy move to Houston where my son, Brian, and his family live. For the past two days, I...

How to Increase Attendance at Childbirth Classes

There can be no doubt that attendance is down at childbirth classes across the country. Prospective parents are relying on the Internet for information about pregnancy and birth and many feel that attending an in-person class will not be worth their time and money. I...