Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment

At the end of one of my weekend classes, a healthy and fit-looking Momma came up to ask a question. “I’m 35 years old,” she began, and I already knew where this was going. “And yours is considered a “Geriatric Pregnancy,” am I right?” She kind of laughed and said,...

The Tooth Fairy

“Okay, Mommy – I’m going to ask you a question, because I know that parents don’t lie.” Thing Four said this to me yesterday afternoon while standing in our kitchen, home early from school with his first-of-the-season cold. I tried to distract him by offering...
It’s Called Labor for a Reason

It’s Called Labor for a Reason

One of the classes in my Childbirth Class series, we watch our first birth film. It’s usually a birth film using non-medicated coping techniques and comfort measures (i.e., no drugs.) We’ll get to Epidurals and Cesarean Birth eventually, but I try to show families...
Get A Move On

Get A Move On

Why is it when a couple finds themselves pregnant they decide that while they’re in the midst of creating another human being it also makes perfect sense to move? Or remodel their homes? Or take a new job that’s halfway across the country? In every class that I’ve...

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