Beth Yohalem-Ilsley

Beth Yohalem-Ilsley, MS, LAc, is a licensed acupuncturist practicing in North Portland, Oregon. She specializes in chronic pain and women’s health. She is also a research associate at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. She lives with her husband, baby daughter and a few cats.

Jasmine’s Story: What Are the Limits of “Normal Birth”?

What is a “normal” birth? While this birth was hands-off by medical standards, we used more interventions than usual. Did any of them make a difference? Maybe. Could we have done less? Probably. I realized that this amazing birth was normal. Beth had everything she needed to get her baby born in her own best way.

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