ZUMBA!

I arrived at my class this evening ready to teach. It had been awhile since I was last at this location, and with the recent “ice storm” I left early not knowing what traffic would be like at rush hour. It wasn’t that bad and I was happy to clock in right on time to […]

Happy World Doula Week!

I can’t let this week go by without a shout-out to all of the wonderful women I know personally, and professionally, who’ve taken up the call to become a doula. A doula is a woman trained to assist other women in childbirth and/or to support a new family following the birth of their baby. And […]

Today’s Top 10 List: Ways to Support a New Family

Top 10 List of Things YOU Can Do to Make Our Lives as New Parents Easier Please stop by the store and pick up the following: (Provide a specific list) (Include the basics that you know you’ll go through in a week and at least one yummy treat you only buy every once in awhile […]

Practical Packing for L&D

This post is for all the Mommas who’ve asked me over the years, “What should I pack for the hospital?” But it’s especially for two particular Mommas who asked me over the weekend. One posed this question during an express class and I didn’t have time to get into my list, so I directed her […]

Just Dance

Childbirth Educators usually encourage their families to consider dancing their babies out. Why? Well, it’s an upright position which helps gravity do it’s job of bringing the baby down before it comes out (essential to the process, really). Dancing allows her pelvis to be nice and loose, and every move of her hips provides a tiny bit […]

The Birth Scale Part II

In part two of The Birth Scale, I share more ideas on how to feel positive and empowered – even when birth doesn’t go to plan.

The Birth Scale

Are we doing enough to prepare families for the realities of birth? I don’t think that we are…

Birth Fear Busters

It’s normal for there to be some fear about labor and birth – but these four fear busters can help!

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