Dear Friend, Birth Doesn’t Have to Suck

http://www.improvingbirth.org/2014/06/dear-friend/

#4 Get a Damn Doula

Have you ever cut your hair yourself?  It might turn out okay, but then you get it done at the salon with the hypnotizing head massage and the mysterious, magical products and the blow-out-you-can-never-replicate and you realize, yeah, that was better with professionals.  That’s kind of what doulas are to birth. (click link to read a great post on improvingbirth.org)

Giving Birth at Home Looks Safe, Study Finds

http://www.livescience.com/37438-home-birth-risk.html

Among women with low-risk pregnancies, those who plan to give birth at home may face less of a risk from dangerous complications than women who plan a hospital birth, a new Dutch study suggests. (click to read on Lifescience.com)