I should be doing my reading and writing for achieving my DONA and Birthing From Within certifications. And yet, I’ve been seeing all sorts of interesting items online, pulling my attention away from the hard-copy stack on my desk. Social media: good for networking and getting new information, bad for getting things crossed off a doula and birth mentor’s to-do list.
Here is a sampling of the articles and blogs that have caught my interest as of late. They span birth, motherhood, breastfeeding, feminism, racism and a bit of pop culture thrown in:
LA Times, “Childbirth: Can the US Improve?”
Henci Goer: Elective Induction of Labor
From Healthy Times “Risk to Baby Rises With Repeat C-Sections”
MamaHeartsBaby: A Baby Came Out of My Vagina
Science and Sensibility: First, Do No Harm: Another Reason to Ditch Routine IVs in Labor
Hoyden About Town: Missing The Point Awards, Manchester poster edition
Chicago HypnoBirthing: Kismet
Anti-Racist Parent: Just Like Me
Birth Write: Remembering Pearls of Mothering Advice
Hit Me Back!: Thoughts on the Mom-in-Chief
Womanist Musings: What White Women Can Do
Nov 30: A Sad Day for This Trekkie
Feel free to add your own!