• due date calculator

    frequently asked questions about due dates

    There is too much emphasis placed on due dates. The due date is actually just an estimation of when your baby will be born. The average length of pregnancy for first time pregnancies is slightly more than 41 weeks long How is due…

  • natural birth picture

    the joy of natural childbirth: a birth in pictures

    With permission from the couple, I am pleased to share with you these natural birth pictures. I include these on my website so that you can see the joy of natural childbirth. I have decided not to caption the pictures below, but rather…

  • these women show their doctors CPD was a farce: a video

    Many cesareans are done because the doctor diagnoses CPD which stands for cephalopelvic disproportion. This means that the pelvis is too small to birth the baby or the baby’s head is too big for the pelvis or a little of both. The problem…

  • breech positions

    breech baby

    There was once a time when women birthed their babies vaginally without a second thought even if the baby was breech. But if you’re planning a hospital birth and your baby isn’t head down, then you’ll go straight to the OR for a…