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.

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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Inertia in Obstetrics

Inertia refers to the idea that something that is staying still is likely to continue to stay that way until something forceful sets it in motion. Sometimes it feels like there’s a lot of inertia in the policies and protocols of American hospitals. So let’s take a look at the forces involved in changing obstetrical …

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