My daughter’s not very healthy birth


Today is my daughter’s 9th birthday.

When she was born, she was by all measures a “healthy baby.”

I, on the other hand, sustained an injury to my right hip. 8 years later, I finally found a treatment that fixed the pain.

There were other things that took a few years to heal. The packs of med students who lined up to check my cervix. Being denied food during a 24+ hour labor. Having an IV line upon admission that I did not consent to. (Update 10/6/14РI elaborated on these things in a post you can find here.)

This, mind you, all happened at one the very best hospitals in the world. I simply did not take seriously enough the importance of choosing the place and care provider carefully.

This stuff matters.  Trust me.


Veronica Jacobsen, BA, CLC, CPST, LCCE, FACCE
Birth Doula, Certified Lactation Counselor, Child Passenger Safety Technician, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, Fellow of the Academy of Certified Childbirth Educators

Opening BabyLove in September of 2011 has allowed me to build a space where all families can come to get good information in a caring, welcoming environment. I have found that not only do I love teaching more than ever, but I also really love running a business. Hopefully my passion for every aspect of BabyLove shines through.
I live in Richfield with my husband, and I am a mother of a two great children. When I can steal a few free moments, I love to go on adventures with my family, cook, garden, thrift, can, and craft.

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