Both my doula clients and CBE clients both know how passionate I am about cord blood clamping. I always rejoice when a mainstream publication touts the benefits of this practice. A recent article in The Economist – Infantile anaemia: Blood Simple discusses the concerning statistics of infantile anaemia (one quarter of children born in the [...]
Here is a video of Ina May Gaskin’s speech at the 2011 Right Livelihood Awards. This is an alternative to the Nobel Prize. Her speech is a plea for a midwifery based maternity care model. She is an inspiration and her passion inspires so many of us in the birth industry. Congratulations Ina May and [...]
There is new research showing that new mothers who have difficulty breastfeeding are more likely to suffer from postpartum depression.
According to research from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, new moms who have difficulties breastfeeding in the first 2 weeks after birth are at a higher risk of depression 2 months later [...]
Before trying these exercises, talk to your healthcare provider to make sure they are safe for you. Ask your healthcare provider how many times to do each exercise.
Sciatic nerve pain is very common during pregnancy. It happens when your sciatic nerve is pinched between the baby’s head and your uterine wall. Sometimes it results in [...]
I came across this video that was created by a mom who had a c-section with her first baby and then experienced a VBAC for her second. VBAC is the acronym for Vaginal Birth After Cesarean. For many, the feelings and the necessity for creating this video may seem kind of strange. Many might ask: [...]
NEW! Online Prenatal Class
Can’t come to class? It can now come to you!
MyBirth Online is my new online childbirth class that is the perfect alternative for busy parents needing a flexible class schedule or for moms on bed rest. Have you given birth before? This online class is a great refresher [...]
An old friend posted this on Facebook today. After watching and laughing a lot I knew that it was an essential post for both my clients and readers alike.
A large part of preparing yourself for parenting is to have realistic expectations. These two honest presenters are a breath of fresh air and further solidify my [...]
A lot of my clients wonder if there is a list of things that should be avoided while breastfeeding, if the same list that applied during pregnancy still applies. Well, I have found the mother of all lists on this exact subject and it is so thorough that I do not need to add my [...]
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