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“You can’t get a good enchilada at a Chinese restaurant!” When I read this quote by Sharon Muza, a Lamaze-certified educator in the Seattle area, it really stuck with me. As expectant moms, we have a whole mental image of … Continue reading
For the majority of women, labor progresses well on its own. Unfortunately, most women are subjected to routine interventions that have no clear benefit, but carry significant risks and often lead to the need for further intervention.