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Dr. Katharine Hikel


Dr. Hikel is a writer on women’s health for Medscape/WebMD.
Peer-trained in feminist women’s health clinics, she is also a graduate
of Harvard and the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She lives
in northern Vermont with her family.

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A Birth Space Revolution?

Dr. Katharine Hikel

Midwives have always placed a great deal of importance on the physical space for childbirth, the personal relationships of those who attend the birth, and the metaphysics of the birth spaces to which women will consciously or unconsciously respond. A new book details, for providers, just how critical these elements are to an optimal birth experience - and how most birthing women currently don't have these options.