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Jonah’s Birth

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Abstract:

Rachel Goldstein shares her experience of exploring options related to care provider and place of birth early in her pregnancy. Goldstein and her husband, Marc, after reading and research, chose midwifery care and a home birth. She shares the story of a long labor at home supported by her husband, her doula, and her midwife. Her positive attitude, her ability to use various comfort strategies, and the support she received throughout labor contributed to being able to give birth naturally and ecstatically to her son Jonah.

Keywords: birth decisions; childbirth; home birth; midwifery care

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/1058-1243.21.3.138

Publication date: January 1, 2012

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