My Blog Got My Daughter Kicked Out of Preschool

On Friday, my daughter was expelled from her preschool. Why? Because I had a disagreement with the director -- and then I blogged about it. Here is the timeline of events. ...more

I've been cornered at parties over what I've blogged about. I've had women toss insults about me ... more

Cesarean Awareness Month: Why Is It So Hard to Get a Vaginal Birth These Days?

April is Cesarean Awareness Month. You may wonder why an entire month needs to be devoted for raising awareness about C-sections. Here's why. The C-section rate in the United States is on the rise at an alarming rate. It's estimated that in 2008 over 1.3 million babies in the U.S. were born by C-section, accounting for 32.3 percent of all births. It also marks the 12th consecutive year the Cesarean birth rate has risen, despite a number of medical organizations —- including The World Health Organization (WHO) and American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) —- urging medical care providers to work on lowering the Cesarean birth rates and increase access to Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC). ...more

I am appalled at how difficult it is to get the birth that you want. I had a midwife and knew ... more