Did you know that women who stay low-risk during pregnancy generally have more options, less need for intervention, and better birth outcomes? But how is this possible, can we really control our labor and birth outcomes? Although we may not always be able to control ev...

This week, We’re going to talk about the last (but major) part of the first stage of labor. The stage of labor who must not be named - Transition. If you know remotely anything about the stages of labor you’ve heard about transition and it's pretty likely you've heard...

I’m a tad behind schedule this week with posting part two of “The Stages of Labor” series. We’ll chalk it up to a combination of motherhood and 4th of July festivities - let’s just dive right in! (If you missed part one, check it out here!)  After you’ve tolerated mana...

Raise your hand if (thanks to TV), you grew up thinking labor played out one

of two ways-

1. Labor goes from “oh wow! Maybe this is a contraction?!?” to “Grab the bags! Run for the hospital because baby is coming!” 

2. Cue dramatic explosion of water on aisle 7 right betw...

You’re 39 weeks- swollen, exhausted, waddling, etc. The thought of choosing baby’s birthday and ending this journey now is starting to sound very appealing. STOP! Do you know what your bishop score is or why it matters? I get it momma, you’re tired and SO ready to meet...

I’ve spent a lot of time this week reevaluating my plan for postpartum follow-ups. There is a significant and unfortunate gap in the care women receive in the weeks following birth. Often times in the last trimester of pregnancy, women receive one check up after anothe...

February 22, 2019

So this morning, my toddler wakes up (later than usual 🙌🏼) and it became increasingly clear that he wasn’t himself. Pretty quickly into our morning he was fussing more than normal and spending a lot of time under foot. Then there it was- the infamous grunt. The sound...

February 19, 2019

Labor is painful, no doubt about it. But it doesn’t have to be suffering.    


Labor pain is....
PURPOSEFUL- pain during labor is typically due to a contracting uterus. Which is needed to birth your baby. Painful, but not without purpose.
ANTICIPATED- the last few weeks o...

February 7, 2019

Tis the season...of the cold, flu, and everything gross in between. This is the time of year where even us non-germophobe mommas 🙋🏻‍♀️ are doing everything we can to protect ourselves- hand washing, sanitizing, natural remedies, sick quarantine, etc. But sometimes, d...

January 28, 2019

Recently, there has been an article circling the internet about a doula who has recently been charged in connection with the death of an newborn. Upon reading the article, the details painted a picture of an unassisted home birth and a doula who was way outside of her...

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