All Birth Is Natural

Catie Mehl Labor & Birth, Pregnancy 6 Comments

Dear new mom who had a c-section or epidural, We’ve watched you share your birth story in a group of moms.  We’ve seen the look of disappointment.  We’ve watched you try to explain to the other moms in the room (who had unmedicated births) just exactly what went “wrong”.  Your feeling of being judged could be felt a mile away. …

Control in Birth

Catie Mehl Labor & Birth 3 Comments

Many modern day birth activists would have you believe that twilight sleep was brought about as a way for doctors to control women.  But the twilight sleep movement (yes, I said movement) was about women attempting to gain control over the process of childbirth.¹ “Many leaders [of The Twilight Sleep Movement] were active suffragists whose commitment to twilight sleep was …