I attend births at any gestation. If my clients ask for me, I come. Many of the births I have supported have been bereavement births, and they are always so special.
Breastfeeding is “natural”: what makes people flounder?
The fact is that breastfeeding is very natural. It’s something most babies are able to do with the right support. The secret? It’s not natural like breathing. It’s not natural like your heart beating.
Simple things I wish all people knew: cervical dilation
Do you know how dilation in labor is assessed? It is assessed by nurses, doctors, and/or midwives inserting their fingers into your vaginal and feeling the cervix. It is so subjective that one nurse might say you’re eight centimeters dilated and five minutes later your midwife might check the same cervix and call you a five.