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Birth Stories

For those of you who are Lamaze members, I would like to direct you to the two birth stories in the newest issue of the Journal of Perinatal Education. Charlie’s birth by Brian and Jordan Amis. How incredibly fun for me to relive my first grandson’s birth just as my husband Steve and I are in Houston to celebrate Charlie’s first birthday. In addition to the personal pride of reading my son’s and daughter-in-law’s eloquent stories of Charlie’s birth, the stories do beautifully demonstrate the very different perspectives of the laboring woman and her male partner. As childbirth educators, we need to remember to address the fears of the fathers-to-be that are, in some respects, different from those of the mother-to-be. I may be a little biased, but I think Brian did a wonderful job of sharing the male point-of-view and Jordan is simply the best daughter-in-law in the world! And as for Charlie,  I’ll share a picture…

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