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Becoming a mother showed me that birth was about so much more than being a good patient, learning facts and data, or trusting in simplistic messages about childbirth. In Birthing from Within childbirth classes and birth story work I found a rich philosophy that embraced birth in all its unique forms, and gave parents a map to find their way through it in their own perfectly imperfect way. I knew that this compassionate salve for the soul was too good not to share with my community.
Pregnancy and birth are full of choices to make from what color to paint the baby’s room to baby names to where give birth to what kind of car seat to buy. Here are a few simple tips to help demystify the process of choosing a care provider for your birth. 1) They deliver in…>> Read More
Many people believe that medical interventions cause birth trauma. More often than not, that is incorrect. What causes trauma is expectations…expectations about the pain, how a mother is supported, how she responds to the intensity of labor, and about her labor environment. It’s a seductive thought to think that we can simply release expectations to…>> Read More
The ways that babies can enter the world are as diverse as the families who welcome them. Each birth is a sacred threshold moment in a family’s story, the moment when a baby and a whole new family unit is born. It takes determination, resilience, and the strength to do whatever the moment calls for…>> Read More
For older siblings the birth of a new brother or sister can be a very exciting time! As mom’s belly swells and the due month draws near, moms and dads may start to wonder how they can include their older child(ren) in the birth without overwhelming them. Below are a few tips to prepare the…>> Read More
How to Find Healing and Move Forward As a VBAC mom and a doula who has attended many VBACs (vaginal births after cesarean) and CBACS (cesarean birth after cesarean) as well, I have a unique perspective about what moms needs when they are seeking a vaginal birth after giving birth by cesarean. For many VBAC…>> Read More
How to Help a Laboring Mom Who is Feeling DONE As parents prepare their minds and bodies for the upcoming birth of their child, many partners have the same thought cross their mind: What if she freaks out? While moms may create plans for their birth before labor begins, partners often feel concerned about what their…>> Read More
As your belly grows and your sweet baby puts on the ounces, there are many exciting milestones! The first time you feel those tiny feet kicking, making it to the second trimester, wearing maternity clothes, and making a visit to your doctor or midwife, to name a few. There’s another important milestone when you…>> Read More
From the moment a mother (or her midsection) announces her pregnancy, she is inundated with a barrage of birth stories from friends, family members, and even strangers. These stories tend to center around themes of pride, shame, or blame. Most mothers-to-be listen politely while looking for the nearest exit, and a few bold ones will…>> Read More