Hypnosis Is A Great Natural Birth Preparation Strategy

Hypnosis Is A Great Natural Birth Preparation Strategy

The rates of medical intervention for childbirth in the U.S. are well over 50%.  Epidural rates are closer to 75%.  It is fairly clear that most women choose drugs for childbirth because they believe it has to be painful and too overwhelming for them to handle on their own. Perhaps it is presumptuous to say… Read more

Homebirth Dads: 10 Questions with Lome Aseron

Homebirth Dads: 10 Questions with Lome Aseron

It’s been quite some time since I’ve had a new post in the Homebirth Dads series, so I’m jazzed to share this latest one with you: 10 Questions for Homebirth Dads with Lome Aseron 1. Why did you choose homebirth? My wife Janine has a terrible fear of hospitals. She gets woozy if you just… Read more

Homebirth Dads: 10 Questions with Jeremy Dyen

Homebirth Dads: 10 Questions with Jeremy Dyen

10 Questions for Homebirth Dads with Jeremy Dyen Jeremy Dyen makes his digital home over at Stay at Home Papa: “A musician-papa shares his fatherhood, work and family experience. Here you can get attachment parenting ideas, listen to new music and more…” 1. Why did you choose homebirth? The more my wife and I educated… Read more

Labor of Love Radio Show Interview

I was a guest on an internet radio show last week, in an episode titled “A Dad’s Eye View”, in which I give my two cents about fatherhood, pregnancy and childbirth, and parenting from a dad’s perspective: “Ever wonder how men view pregnancy, childbirth and fatherhood? With a focus on understanding the emotional impact of… Read more

Glogging, a Dad’s Eye View, and Natural Birth Dads

I missed  Two-fer Tuesday, but I’ve got a couple cool links to share with you. I’m calling these Papa’s Picks, and hope you check them out! I got an email the other day with the word “Glogging” in the subject line. I thought, that’s a really funny typo, and then clicked through the link in… Read more

Homebirth Dads: 10 Questions with Adam Pedley

Homebirth Dads: 10 Questions with Adam Pedley

10 Questions for Homebirth Dads with Adam Pedley Adam Pedley is a father of 2 boys and is in the business of helping others. One of the support groups he runs with his wife is Home Birth My Birth. 1. Why did you choose homebirth? Well, I didn’t choose homebirth, my wife did. My wife… Read more

Homebirth Dads: 10 Questions with Derek Markham

Homebirth Dads: 10 Questions with Derek Markham

[I’ve had a great bunch of fathers answer these questions about dads and homebirth already, but I haven’t taken the time to answer them myself until now. Here’s my contribution to the 10 Questions series.] 10 Questions for Homebirth Dads with Derek Markham 1. Why did you choose homebirth? My wife’s mother had homebirths with… Read more

Unassisted Birth: A Father’s Experience

Unassisted Birth: A Father’s Experience

There’s been some very negative coverage of unassisted homebirths that ended in tragedy recently, so I’d love to share one of our homebirth stories with you to show the other side of giving birth unassisted. For those unfamiliar with the term, it refers to giving birth without a midwife, doula, or other medical assistance –… Read more