I’ve made the list!
The MRI Technician School blog has compiled a list of 100 of the best blogs that may be of interest to folks who are interested in “natural” birth. There are probably several links on there that I don’t endorse, but perhaps the fact that they chose me is a positive sign. Either way, I recommend checking out the links if you or your wife are considering a drug-free birth.
My wife had two positive drug-free birthing experiences at the hospital. It was our preference to have the birth in a medical facility, but I don’t insist on it from other people. I believe that a pregnant mother should have the option to choose how and where she delivers a child, so long as the baby is not in immediate danger and the decision is not made out of a fear of modern medicine.
I think skeptics are intuitively put off by “natural” births because of the woo and conspiracies that come along with the believers of it, but midwives and doulas have a great deal of evidence on their side that should be respected by science advocates. However, and this caveat should come as no surprise, parents should be careful of the claims made by some crunchy midwives. Just stick to the facts and make the evidence-based decision that is right for you.
Here’s my post about ‘Lotus Birth‘ referenced in the article.