Friday, August 05, 2005

Midwife, water birth and yes, she's normal..

It's hard returning to normal life again after a few weeks from "paternity" leave and sleep deprivation to get stopped every few minutes with the question "What Hospital was your Baby born at". I've managed to condense it into the basics- "A birthing center, a Midwife, and born in a tub-the kind with water". When my wife first mentioned the term Midwife, I had no idea what she was talking about. I thought it was some kind of kinky language, but no-they're highly trained nurses who deliver babies. In birthing centers, homes, sometimes hospitals, taxicabs or family BBQ's if you request it. Ours was in Simi Valley at a birthing center called the Whole Woman and I completely recommend it. Midwives give so much more care than normal doctors, and make the process less uncomfortable for the Mother & Baby and much less Wes Craven/Alien-like for a new Dad.
  • Whole Woman Birth Center
  • Midwife Info/Search
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