Tag: episiotomy

  • Perineal Tears, To Stitch Or Not To Stitch?

    Perineal Tears, To Stitch Or Not To Stitch?

    When it comes to discussing perineal tears, there seems to be so much misinformation, so let’s chat. First of all, we must touch on the fact that there a several different degrees of tears. An intact layout of the exterior genitalia, as a baby crowns. First degree Second degree Third degree Fourth degree WHY do […]

  • Hospital Birth Makes My Skin Crawl

    Hospital Birth Makes My Skin Crawl

    I love birth but some aspects of birth are very triggering to me, it literally makes my skin crawl.    I support women’s choice to birth wherever they feel most comfortable. The woods? I’m with that. Your house? Call me, I’ll show up! Birthing center? I support it, but you won’t be hiring me. The […]

  • Pitocin Is The New Episiotomy

    Pitocin Is The New Episiotomy

    If you were a fly on the wall on a Labor & Delivery floor, you would see a bag of Pitocin or Synthetic Oxytocin being hooked up to a majority of the IVs on the floor. For some, Pitocin is absolutely necessary to stop a serious hemorrhage, but why is it being used routinely for […]

  • Why I will not Attend a Hospital Birth as a Birthkeeper

    One of my largest biases when it comes to birth is location. I am very biased on where a woman delivers her child – so much so, I refuse to attend births in a facility setting. I have no problem admitting this and speaking on why. I’m sure many of the main stream birth providers […]