Normal Birth: Two Stories

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The author shares two stories: one of a normal birth that took place in a hospital with a nurse-midwife in attendance and another of a home birth unexpectedly shared by many colleagues. Both are told with the goal to inform, inspire, and educate.

Keywords: childbirth education; home birth; pregnancy; story-telling

Document Type: Standard Article


Affiliations: ROBERTA M. SCAER is the editor of Genesis, the Lamaze International quarterly newsletter. She is the coauthor of A Good Birth, a Safe Birth. She was on the Board of Directors of Lamaze International from 1990 to 1998. She is one of the founders of the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) and was that organization's first coordinator from 1996 to 1998. She was also a La Leche League leader for more than 30 years.

Publication date: April 1, 2002

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