There are days where being a mom is just plain hard. You spend your whole life waiting and waiting to be the most perfect, loving, thoughtful mother; and then reality strikes and you are impatient, tired, overworked, under-thanked, and just plain unhappy. We spend 9 (sometimes 10) glorious- or not so glorious months incubating our little […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
There is a new buzz word in the birth world when it comes to Cesarean sections or births. With Cesarean birth on the rise, nearly 1 out of every 3 women will birth their babies through their abdomen. Currently the CDC estimates the numbers are around 33% of women nationally birthing this way. Some hospitals […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It has taken me almost three years to write this post. I have had a word doc saved on my computer since E was one week old. Elijah’s birth was the event that set me on my path towards birth doula and childbirth education. My husband and I had been married 1 year exactly and […]Continue Reading... 5 Comments.
There are so many great options when it comes to childbirth education. You can even take full classes online as well. This is great option for those who just can’t make a 10 week course work, either due to work or husband schedule or a full calendar. However, there are many great benefits to a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Self Care is as important as exercise, eating right, and resting; especially when we are pregnant. The body is working extra hard to grow another human and self care is vital to thriving, keep stress levels down, and taking care of ourselves. Here are 5 things you can do to make sure you aren’t forgetting […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Today I am reminded that we can do everything, “right” and still have things happen that we don’t expect or aren’t prepared for. As parents obviously we want what is best for our children. So we plan and prepare. We take classes, we work on the nursery, we pick out names. We do everything we […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The golden hour is one of the most beautiful times a family gets in life, period. Mom has worked so hard to birth her baby and now gets to revel in the wonder of this new being that has entered their lives. The golden hour is defined as the 60 minutes directly […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Have you ever thought about what you are going to do in the early labor phase of your birth story. Many couples forget to think about this time and assume they will rush directly to their place of birth right after their water breaks, only to have their baby days later. Early labor is […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.