I have embarked on the process of re-working this website and blog together with fellow doula and activist Rachel Dolan Wickersham, the original ChicagoDoula (at AOL dot com). Please have patience with me/us as the posts are fewer and further between while we develop ChicagoDoula into a resource we are both excited about and think you’ll like!

In the meantime, I will continue to post info about Birthing From Within classes at this site – including one currently in the works for late September/early October. Let me know if you’re interested!

Buyer Beware

The Chicago Tribune printed this story on Tuesday about a local woman whose doctor reportedly denied her pain meds in labor and told her to “Shut up, close your mouth and push.”

He reportedly also berated the hospital staff. I wonder if that is newsspeak for he yelled at a nurse. So not cool to yell at the nurses. No word on whether the hospital staff will be attending any of the court proceedings in her civil suit against him.

UPDATE: Here is a more detailed outline of the allegations against Dr. Peirce.