Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending December 20th

Your weekly one-stop for highlights from the birth blogosphere. Visit weekly for the latest on childbirth, especially related to cesarean prevention, recovery, and VBAC. To nominate a blog post to be featured here, email me at

Birth Activist – Loyally Devoted to Doctor: Jennifer shares some thought-provoking reflections on why women might feel bonded with birth providers who do them wrong.

Spinning Babies Blog – Where Fear is Seen as Competency: Gail Tully on fear of breech and trusting birth.

Birth Sense – Your OB (or midwife) Still Does WHAT? #1: Birth Sense is on a roll with a new series about non-evidence-based techniques used routinely on maternity wards everywhere. Amniotomy, anyone?

Stand and Deliver – Emergency Deliveries: Rixa rounds up and comments on some recent stories of “emergency births”.

Reality Rounds – Empowered Patient or Entitled Patient?: Who knew a news story’s title could mean so much? RR does!

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