Hearthside Maternity Services

pregnancy, birth & lactation services… at home

We’re Not in Kansas Anymore…

Today I spent the day at the Clinic for Special Children in Strasburg, PA. The Clinic serves the Plain (Amish/Old Order Mennonite) populations of Lancaster County, PA and the surrounding … Continue reading

April 11, 2014

The Deal With VBAC

Statistics: According to Childbirth Connections: The national U.S. cesarean section rate was 4.5% and near this optimal range [of less than 15%] in 1965 when it was first measured (Taffel … Continue reading

March 18, 2014

The Big Picture…

Yesterday, the Journal of Midwifery &Women’s Health published “Outcomes of Care for 16,924 Planned Home Births in the United States: The Midwives Alliance of North America,  Statistics Project, 2004 to … Continue reading

January 31, 2014

A Love Letter on Mother’s Day

This week saw the explosion of the “Mom Enough?” cover by Time Magazine. Sigh…  Over the past few days there has been a ton of fights about breastfeeding & parenting … Continue reading

May 13, 2012