Wednesday Wrap Up December 23

WednesdayWrapUpXmasFun parody: 12 Hours of Labor with my Doula

‘Tis the season for the sniffles! 7 home remedies for colds during pregnancy

Fantastic article for parents on decision making in pregnancy: No Thank You – A guide to informed decision making

I enjoyed this interview with artist Michelle Hartney about how she is using her art to advocate for changes in the maternity care system in the US. You can see more of her work and learn how you can participate in her new project MOM$ on her web site.

Henci Goer takes a look at the different studies out there that have tried to make an estimate of what the optimal cesarean rate should be.

I love this, it combines two of my favorite things: Birth photography and childbirth education. A Birth Story Told in Labor Positions

I might not have the same requests as this mom, but I do like the idea of a letter to the birth team spelling out how they can best be helpful to you at your birth.

I have seen this at all but one of the births I’ve attended this year! It was practically unheard of when I started attending births, but it is becoming more common and more families are choosing to have a parent catch the baby.