The Development of Birth Stories in an American Culture

Women get their ideas about what to expect from birth from the stories told by those who have gone before them. As more negative stories are told, more women expect and have traumatic births. The author discusses ways to change this.

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About Author: Patricia Couch

Patricia Couch, CPM, LDM, has been a practicing midwife since 2006. She is a midwife at Andaluz Waterbirth Center in Portland and Dundee, Oregon. She is one of the founding board members of MamaBaby Haiti. She was also recently appointed to serve as a commissioner on the board for the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers (CABC). To volunteer or become a monthly donor for MamaBaby Haiti, go to the website You can follow Mama¬Baby Haiti on Facebook and Instagram.

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