A Baby With Bells And Whistles

A Baby With Bells And Whistles

  I remember looking up at Ruth, the OB nurse, hovering with me over our laboring patient one early morning and thinking, “I don’t think I can do this.” The patient was a 25 year-old heroin addict in the process of precipitously birthing a “healthy” baby girl....
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The Top 5 Thoughts of Women Pregnant After Age 35

The Top 5 Thoughts of Women Pregnant After Age 35

  The age at which women have their first child continues to increase. In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the first birth rate for women aged 40-44 has doubled since 1990 and the rate for women age 35-39 has increased six-fold since the...
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Why I Fought to Have a VBAC: One Mom’s Story

Why I Fought to Have a VBAC: One Mom’s Story

  “When my twin boys were born in 2011 via emergency C-section, I didn’t feel like I’d given birth. To protect me and my babies, a team of doctors had no choice but to strap me down and take that from me. All I could do was lie there clutching my husband’s...
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