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Does Mother Nature Really Make Mistakes?
Early in my rural practice, I worked with a physician who insisted, "Mother Nature knows what she's doing." I watched one woman go four weeks past her very certain due date. Another went six weeks past the day we were certain she was due. I was a wreck. But my mentor was right. Mother Nature does know what she's doing.
About Author: Katherine Jensen
Katherine Jensen works in the Pacific Northwest. She and eight other women put together an independent nurse-midwifery practice and a freestanding birth center, which they operated for six years before medical politics closed them down. Katherine remains absolutely committed to the radical notion that pregnancy and birth are normal and that a woman has a fundamental right to choose where she will birth and who will attend her. View all posts by Katherine Jensen