If there is anything I’ve learned in the last couple of years, it’s that it’s okay to be vulnerable. Like many of you I’m sure, I’ve struggled the last few days.  I’ve felt triggered by all of the same emotions that inevitably lead to a downward spiral of anxiety and d...

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...

Somewhere along the way, we as adults have somehow gotten things way wrong. We hold a certain superiority over children (sometimes rightfully so). We are older, wiser (maybe), and more experienced - true; but, I think there are a TON of ways they get things right that...

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...

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