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Home births rose almost 30% in US from 2004-2009

USA Today reports, “Births taking place outside of the traditional hospital setting increased 29 percent between 2004 and 2009, from 0.56 percent of all births to 0.72 percent – almost 30,000 births – according to a new report from the … Continue reading

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The Essential Role of the Father (and a Doula) in Childbirth — “Let my people go!”

In the 1990s, I published a number of papers in the medical and birthing literature to help birthing families design and experience safer and more satisfying birthing experiences. On of the articles I published was for a midwifery journal on … Continue reading

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Should dads be in labor and delivery?

Ten years ago I published an article for a midwifery journal on the issue of whether the father of the baby should be in the delivery room or not  (Larimore WL. The Role of the Father in Childbirth. Midwifery Today. … Continue reading

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How to Keep Normal Labor Normal – Part 13 – Summary

This blog series is designed to help women who are developing a birth plan join together with like-minded birthing professionals so as to have a shorter and safer labor and birth. In past blogs we’ve looked at my 10 “P’s” … Continue reading

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How to Keep Normal Labor Normal – Part 12 – Prayer

This blog series is designed to help women who are developing a birth plan join together with like-minded birthing professionals so as to have a shorter and safer labor and birth. Although written primarily for professional birth attendants, I hope … Continue reading

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How to Keep Normal Labor Normal – Part 11 – Payment

This blog series is designed to help women who are developing a birth plan join together with like-minded birthing professionals so as to have a shorter and safer labor and birth. Although written primarily for professional birth attendants, I hope … Continue reading

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How to Keep Normal Labor Normal – Part 10 – Positions

This blog series is designed to help women who are developing a birth plan join together with like-minded birthing professionals so as to have a shorter and safer labor and birth. Although written primarily for professional birth attendants, I hope … Continue reading

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How to Keep Normal Labor Normal – Part 9 – Preparation

This blog series is designed to help women who are developing a birth plan join together with like-minded birthing professionals so as to have a shorter and safer labor and birth. Although written primarily for professional birth attendants, I hope … Continue reading

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How to Keep Normal Labor Normal – Part 8 – Patience

This blog series is designed to help women who are developing a birth plan join together with like-minded birthing professionals so as to have a shorter and safer labor and birth. Although written primarily for professional birth attendants, I hope … Continue reading

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How to Keep Normal Labor Normal – Part 6 – Pain Control

This blog series is designed to help women who are developing a birth plan join together with like-minded birthing professionals so as to have a shorter and safer labor and birth. Although written primarily for professional birth attendants, I hope … Continue reading

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How to Keep Normal Labor Normal – Part 5 – Professional Birth Attendants

This blog series is designed to help women who are developing a birth plan join together with like-minded birthing professionals so as to have a shorter and safer labor and birth. Although written primarily for professional birth attendants, I hope … Continue reading

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How to Keep Normal Labor Normal – Part 4 – Partners

This blog series is designed to help women who are developing a birth plan join together with like-minded birthing professionals so as to have a shorter and safer labor and birth. Today we’ll look at the second “P” of my … Continue reading

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How to Keep Normal Labor Normal – Part 3 – Philosophy

This blog series is designed to help women who are developing a birth plan join together with like-minded birthing professionals so as to have a shorter and safer labor and birth. Today we’ll look at the costs of “birth philosophy.” … Continue reading

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How to Keep Normal Labor Normal – Part 2 – The Costs of Abnormal Labor

This blog series is designed to help women who are developing a birth plan join together with like-minded birthing professionals so as to have a shorter and safer labor and birth. Today we’ll look at the costs of “abnormal labor.” … Continue reading

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How to Keep Normal Labor Normal – Part 1 – Introduction

This blog series is based upon an article I wrote, along with my friend, Matt Cline, MD, that appeared in the Primary Care Clinics of North America. In today’s blog I’ll present some introductory comments. I hope you’ll share this … Continue reading

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A blast from the past – YouTube video shows Dr. Walt’s ‘groundbreaking’ web events of 1999

Speaking of memories (here on Memorial Day), I have fond memories of hosting a live, 5-night-a-week, cable TV show, “Ask the Family Doctor” on America’s Health Network and then Fox’s Health Network from 1995 – 2000. All-in-all, about 854 shows. … Continue reading

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