These Waters Run Deep

“In other developed nations, midwives are routinely tasked with bringing new life into the world. Not so in the U.S., where delivery is largely presided over by obstetricians. But a new study finds that midwives are getting busier, delivering 8.1% of the country’s babies in 2009 — a record high. Slice the data differently and the proportion rises even further.
Consider vaginal births only — midwives don’t do cesarean sections — and the figure rises to 12.1%, or about one of every eight deliveries, according to statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).”
Spike in Rate of U.S. Babies Delivered by Midwives | TIME.com (via talesfromthebirthassistant)

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turtandmamalivingfree:

We went to the park today, it was BOILING. The rubber seats on the swings were as hot as fire. We had fun regardless though. She is oh so beautiful. 

turtandmamalivingfree:

We went to the park today, it was BOILING. The rubber seats on the swings were as hot as fire. We had fun regardless though. She is oh so beautiful. 

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prettyplussize:

Plus Size model BritniC
(pregnant)

prettyplussize:

Plus Size model BritniC

(pregnant)

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fckyeahprettyafricans:

Eritrea

i’m getting baby fever

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