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Saturday
May022009

While I Was Offline...

As inconceivable as it sounds, I have been without an Internet connection for almost one week.  I am “borrowing” a connection right now, mostly to see how some new moms and babies are doing.  I hope that while I’ve been gone, American babies haven’t suddenly grown too big for American pelvises.  If you read sensationalized headlines, you might actually think that birth as we know it can change that quickly.

 

Mary from Soon to Be Mother Mary gave birth at home to her first daughter a few hours ago.  I am thrilled for her.  Welcome to motherhood, Mary!

 

Michele from Birth After Cesarean had her baby!  Hannah was born at home on April 24, 2009.

 

I am kicking myself for not having created something for the Birth Matters Video Contest, which is now offering $2000 as its first prize instead of $1000.  Could I forego sleep and come up with a 4-7 minute video in the next eight days?  Should I do it? 

 

Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein appeared on The Today Show yesterday promoting their new book, Your Best Birth.  There is also a new social networking site called My Best Birth and The Business of Being Born is now available to rent online on the BoBB site.  It’s a nice PR push and I’m happy to support it with this linkfest.

 

As you’ve most likely already read, The Birth Survey results are live.  My favorite midwife rocked the house with perfect marks.  She deserves six stars instead of five, frankly.

 

I’ll be reconnected on Monday.  See you then.

 

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Reader Comments (2)

1) Welcome back!

2) BABIES!

3) Now I want to make a video too...

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTara

I'm only part back. The connection is still junky and temporary.

ZOMG BAYBEEZ!!1! Luvs babies.

I think we should record a four minute video of us talking about birth and women's rights. It might not be worth $2000, but I know we would enjoy it and watch it daily.

May 4, 2009 | Registered CommenterJill
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