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to work within many hospitals, but out-of-hospital births are different. Different doesn’t
mean it’s more painful. In fact, I believe it can
hurt more when a mother is lying on her back
in a hospital bed and pushing against gravity
trying to get the baby under a curve and out.
A mother working with a midwife decides
how she wants to have her baby delivered. A
lot of mothers choose the most comfortable
way, and for many that means while squatting. That way they’re working with gravity,
not against it. Many midwifed babies are
delivered in water. There are two midwives
present at every midwifed birth and emergencies are rare. That’s because you the mother
must qualify by being healthy (what we call
“low-risk”) before you can have your baby
with a midwife. Because of my job as the CEO,
I haven’t caught a baby in two years. But last
week I helped out when my daughter gave
birth to my grandbaby at Kaiser Hospital.
The baby wasn’t coming out right, so I told my
daughter to get up on her hands and knees; she
did, and everything went fine. But it was crazy
for a while because my daughter is deaf and
we had to work through a sign language interpreter who was a 20-year-old boy who’d never
experienced childbirth. So for a few minutes,
it was really crazy. But, like I said, everything
turned out fine.
What else do you have going on this summer?
Well, I’m about to leave on my fourth Quality
of Life Road Trip. This year the Health and
Wellness Center sponsors seven girls and 11
boys — most are at-risk youth living in public
housing — and for 32 days we’ll travel in two
big vans and visit 26 cities in the United States
and we’ll even go into Canada, so the kids have
This year the Health and
Wellness Center sponsors
seven girls and 11 boys.
Most are at-risk youth living
in public housing, and for
32 days we’ll travel in two
big vans and visit 26 cities
in the United States.