birth plan

What happens when the last minute, is also the first minute?

What if when the time comes, it is not just a last minute – time critical – decision, but also a first minute – information critical – ​decision? When we leave birth to chance – or ‘go with the flow’ – we are allowing the last minute to be the first minute. We may not be able to …

What happens when the last minute, is also the first minute? Read More »

The My Health Record: Are you in or are you out?

Time is nearly up. November 15th looms. UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED Are you going to stay in…informed and willing? Or are you going to opt out, reserving your right to be informed before consenting? Opt-out set ups mean assumed consent. They rely on passive participants. Maybe this is ok. Maybe it’s not. You can always opt-in …

The My Health Record: Are you in or are you out? Read More »

Kate Middleton does not set the ‘standard’: Keira Knightly shouldn’t either.

This article sums up a rather ridiculous problem in our society.  Competitive birthing and who gets to set The Standard. Kate Middleton, apparently, has had three uncomplicated births.  Keira Knightly, apparently, had a rather difficult and unpleasant birth.  Kate Middleton, apparently, had a birth plan.  Keira Knightly, apparently, felt they were pointless.  Draw whatever conclusions …

Kate Middleton does not set the ‘standard’: Keira Knightly shouldn’t either. Read More »

Advanced Care Directive – for Birth

They say you can’t predict your death. But it will happen. Most of us hope for a peaceful death…the best that you can hope for is to die in your sleep. Every honest gambler knows…the game’s ending may not be known, the way it will play out is out of our control. But you can …

Advanced Care Directive – for Birth Read More »