The Birth Scale

The Birth Scale

In the wee hours on a Saturday morning, I was reading a post on Longreads titled, “A Birth Story” – so you know it piqued my interest. It’s a long story, and I applaud the publishers for printing it. All too often, we’re only given sound bites, just sexy headlines and...
Birth Fear Busters

Birth Fear Busters

Fear of labor… Why does it happen and what can you do about it? It’s important to look at the underlying causes of fear around birth to normalize and understand why we feel this way. But it’s more important to be empowered and discover some ways that...
Calling All Partners!

Calling All Partners!

Photo by Jake Ryan from Pexels This blog post is dedicated to Dads/Partners – the ones who are or will become parents someday. I have to admit that I’ve always loved guys. I was a really big “tom-boy”  as a kid and could always be found outside either climbing a...
It’s Called Labor for a Reason

It’s Called Labor for a Reason

One of the classes in my Childbirth Class series, we watch our first birth film. It’s usually a birth film using non-medicated coping techniques and comfort measures (i.e., no drugs.) We’ll get to Epidurals and Cesarean Birth eventually, but I try to show families...
Did You Know?

Did You Know?

While pregnant with my first, I had gotten used to getting kicked awake. But one morning, I woke up and – no movement. I made my way to the bathroom thinking the baby would start kicking any second… but no. I’d been up and out of bed for maybe five...

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