Andrea Lythgoe

Andrea has been a doula and childbirth educator since the late 1990s. She enjoys helping families have great births as they add new people to their families.

Wednesday Wrap Up October 2019

A systematic review comparing planned home births to planned hospital births in low risk parents found no difference in adverse outcomes. Midwife thinking takes a look at the risk of care provider fear. Olivia Tupper, a midwifery student, wrote this beautiful song about being a midwife and giving birth.

The Culture of Risk

“It’s just not worth the risk”“I don’t want to expose my baby to ANY risk!”“I’m not comfortable with any risks” I hear these comments, and others like it, all the time. Unfortunately, they’re just not realistic. Risk is all around us, and it’s an unavoidable part of life. But in this culture of fear mongering …

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