I have been wondering about the listening and questioning experiments. If you have been hesitant to try them, I wanted to give you some more motivation. These links help demonstrate the importance communication plays not just in the way we interact with families, but with the way we interact with colleagues.
http://foreverandyesterday.blogspot.com/2010/08/letter-to-ob.html?spref=tw Letter to an OB about the importance of the words spoken to a mother after she gives birth.
http://www.glorialemay.com/blog/?p=260 Gloria Lemay on being a midwife
http://www.themidwifenextdoor.com/?p=1043 What the midwife heard, more about the importance of words and the meanings they express. Pay attention to how these words make you feel.
http://cfmidwifery.blogspot.com/2009/04/language-of-birth.html The Language of Birth
What This Means To You
The words you choose matter.