Hooray for Friday!

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TGIF! Brings around those happy feelings every week.

So did The Birth Survey -- I encountered it on Facebook and just took it. I was lucky; I worked with a health care provider I loved and had a wonderful, relatively easy labor and delivery, so recalling the details is a positive experience. But not so for all baby mamas, which is why hearing from other women is so important.


The Birth Survey is structured around the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services -- and the idea is that women complete a detailed survey of their birth experience and other moms-to-be can then access the information on local doctors, midwives, hospitals, and birth centers. Reports are currently available only for New York City, but national reports should be available soon -- and mamas anywhere can take the survey now if you've already had a baby.

For more on labor and delivery, connect with moms in Birth Stories.

And in case you missed a few things here this week, check out:

Happy weekend!

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