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The first of the last three Southern California Workshops till 2015!

Hi friends!

I’m sorry I haven’t written anything in so long.  The honest truth is presenting the workshop throughout the country really is a full time job!  But I’m still working feverishly behind the scenes, with over a dozen articles in the queue, updating the class, participating in community events and webinars, interacting with consumers, [...]

Great sessions at the ICAN Conference in April 2009

First, an apology.  I have been greatly neglecting the site and I’m sorry.  Unfortunately, my son has been an keyboard pounder for the past few months and a full-on walker in the last week, which means the time he is asleep is the only time I get to type as well as everything else.  And [...]

The cost of getting your medical records

When considering your post-cesarean birth options, it’s good to know what type of uterine incision you have.  The only way to verify this is by getting a copy of your operative report from the hospital where you had your cesarean.  I recommend bringing copies of your operative report when interviewing care providers as [...]

Physician Credential Verification by State

Want to know if your doctor has been subject to a board hearing or disciplinary note? 

Here is a link to the State Board sites for all 50 states.

Midwifery Legislative Update aka Making homebirth legal in more states

I recently found a fantastic website called The Mommy Blawg that chronicles the intersection of mommyhood and the law.  Her latest post discusses recent midwifery legislation in Alabama, Idaho, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, and South Dakota.

She links to another great website: “The Big Push For Midwives, launched on January 24, is [...]