Words Matter

Words Matter

Recently, I spoke with two different folks about their births. Even though their births were very different from one another, there was one aspect that they both felt compelled to share in the re-telling of their birth story. Each of them stopped and dwelled on it...
Thumper!

Thumper!

(Warning: today’s post is a bit of a rant…) Sometimes in life, it can be helpful to turn to the classic Disney film, Bambi, to learn from the mistakes of one of its main characters: Thumper. Let me explain… I was talking to a bunch of pregnant folks...
Help! I’m Stuck!

Help! I’m Stuck!

There’s a term thrown about by those in the birth profession, “Failure to Progress.” Basically, they’re diagnosing a person in the midst of their labor as being “stuck” – not moving forward or backward. They’re trying to have a baby, but the process...

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