Well, it finally happened – I missed a week of the Wednesday Wrap Up! It was a rough, rough week last week. We moved from one house to another, and in the middle of our move we got word that our oldest two daughters had experienced a mechanical problem and flipped their car on the way to their jobs at Yellowstone. So we up and left to go to them (with our belongings half at one house, half at the other) and went up to Idaho for a few days to make sure they were okay, see about fixing the car, and help them cope. They are fine, physically uninjured but emotionally traumatized, and their car was unsaveable and will need to be replaced. Last Wednesday I spent renting a car and driving them to where they needed to be. I put 686 miles on that rental car in one day – and I was the only driver. So the WWU didn’t get done. I honestly didn’t even think about it.
Now that they are settled at Yellowstone, and I’m in progress of getting settled in the new house, here are this week’s links:
Loved this list of Six Ways to Help When Breastfeeding is Hard. So very applicable to lots of other situations, too.
While I have heard every single one of these comments from people about my work as a doula, I don’t think *everyone* gets these things wrong.
A great list of Dangerous Essential Oils Myths – I’ve said it before, and I’ve said it often. If you believe in the power of essential oils, then you’d *better* respect that power and use them intelligently.
Love the creativity and ideas here, a group of artists all depicted What Disney Princesses Would Look Like as Mothers. Some are pregnant, some breastfeeding, some with babies.
While I don’t agree with everything she said, I do really like this article. Women are simply NOT helped by dogmatic belief in one way of birth. Women are helped by learning to make their own decisions and navigate their own path.
And finally, the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Academy of Nursing have put together a list of 15 things patients should question about their health care. Four of them are birth related. Read about the birth related ones here, and see the full list here.