No matter where or how you plan to birth one of the biggest assumptions is; of course you’ll get an epidural- birth hurts. Culturally according to data from the CDC more than half of all women use an epidural during labor and birth. Some would argue that number is way higher and some hospitals see […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The number on thing to a successful and happy pregnancy and birth journey is choosing a care provider that you trust and who shares your goals regarding birth. Unfortunately the number one reason this doesn’t happen is that the patient doesn’t realize until it is too late that their goals are actually quite different; and […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Are you expecting a baby? Sign up today to take ! No matter where you are birthing or how you plan to birth, you will love birth boot camp!Continue Reading... No Comments.
Today I am breaking away from labor and birth to bring you one of my new favorite EASY healthy dinner ideas. As a working mom, with two small kids I am all about healthy, easy, and delicious. This dinner idea simply couldn’t be easier! We mostly eat paleo in our home with a few simple […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The CDC has recently released a report about two waterbirths in Arizona that seemingly resulted in the infants contracting Legionnaires’ disease after birth in the water. With the release of this report, the birth community is buzzing with the safety of waterbirth. Is it ok to labor and deliver babies in the water? Is there […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Being a childbirth Educator in Boulder, Longmont, and the surrounding areas I know I am a bit biased. However, as a doula and an RN I have worked with many families and believe SO heavily in the power of education- I became a Birth Boot Camp Instructor. Birth Boot Camp is a childbirth education course […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
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.