Happy Labor Day and Happy Laboring!

I have been to all-day-long births during labor day in previous years. This year I am on-call for a birth. Today is her due date. It reminds me that while many people celebrate labor unions and how important the labor movement is for this country, I always celebrate the movement to allow mothers to labor how they like. It hasn’t always been so in this country. We used to disregard a mother’s wishes about how she wanted to give birth. We have made big strides since then. So a toast to labor day! And to women who can labor as they please! I call that happy laboring!