Choosing to labor naturally gets mixed reviews - "AWESOME!", "Um, why on earth would you put yourself through that?!?", "You are amazing".

If baby and I were able to proceed through the process with health, then I was all for it - at 36 and again at 38. To have that experience is something I regard as one of the highest honors during my lifetime. And I did it twice! 

If you live in the Los Angeles area and are looking for a doula I highly recommend my doula Shoshana Reiber. She asked me to say a few words about her. So I pleasantly did. And you can totally hear my newest son cooing in the video. Breastfeed and record a video on an iPhone 6S - so 2017!