Ok, so I'm a bit obsessive-compulsive about some things. While I was certainly glad to get it done, I was almost immediately dissatisfied with my first version of 1 in 3. So, I re-edited it. And because I'm sure you are all SO dying to see the new version, it is right over there, on the right, for you to click on and watch. Or, you can go to YouTube and see it big screen here. And for those of you who've asked for copies of it in the past, now you can just download it from YouTube.
A fantastic article written by a fantastic woman. Kmom is probably the best resource for information about birth and breastfeeding for women of size, and is also just about the best resource out there for information on "Gestational Diabetes". She has a real gift in synthesizing and summarizing the research in a non-biased way -- after you read the above article (a companion piece for Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth) check out her website: Plus-sized Pregnancy (it isn't just for plus-sized women).
One of the blogs I get regular updates on is ElementalMom. Laureen is a friend and birth activist and a generally really cool person....and she finds some of the scariest stuff. So, I present the newest entry in the "heck, who cares if we break it, we can just fix it and make more money in the process" annals of Obstetrics...
I'm a married 40-something mother of 4, yes I drive a mini-van but I also have funky hair and a nose piercing which I did not get when I was young and crazy. I'm passionate about birth issues, particularly traumatic birth because I think it is one of the hidden crises of our time. I sit on the Board of Directors for the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN), a non-profit organization concerned about maternal and fetal health. I'm a Christ follower, of eclectic "style" (can't really even describe myself well) though I don't live it as well as I wish. I'm also an Emergency Veterinarian, so I'm the person you see when your dog or cat is very ill in the middle of the night. My life is busy crazy but I'd have to say, I'm happy.