To Write a Birth Plan or Not?

Denise BrusveenBirth Plan, Doctor, Hospital Birth, Midwife, Pregnancy

Do you REALLY need a birth plan? Well, no. But I’ll tell you what you SHOULD for sure have! In my experience, some medical professionals tend to dislike birth plans and even mock them. You may have even been told not to bother writing one. I’ve heard comments that range from, “The longer the birth plan, the longer the labor.” … Read More

Understanding Risks in Birth

Denise BrusveenPregnancy

Birth carries risk.  Plain and simple.  So does every other choice you make and experience you live.  The question that separates many of us is, “What amount of risk are you willing to accept?”  This is no different for birth, and this is what leads to women choosing all different kinds of births. You want to avoid a cesarean, so ... Read More