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What My Doctor Taught Me About Birth Features

Updated May 24, 2016 Teresa Pitman, Guelph, Ontario, Canada Photo: Sally Parkin by Mick Watson My dear friend Joyce Barrett died of cancer in January of 2014. We had been friends for a long time, although when we first met she was just the new family doctor who had been recommended to me. I immediately loved her warmth and down-to-earth style, and it was into her hands...

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Birth Interventions Features

Teresa Pitman Sally Parkin: Photos by Mick Watson Alert and active participation by the mother in childbirth is a help in getting breastfeeding off to a good start. Ruth’s first baby was born in a hospital with a doctor she’d met only once before. During labor, the doctor became concerned that there was some meconium (the name given to the stool that the baby passes...

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