Birth happens and then you tell the story… Having broad expectations about how things will go can help you have a positive experience, no matter how your story unfolds.
One of the most incredible experiences ever – witnessing endangered sea turtles laying their eggs on the beaches of Tortuguero, Costa Rica!
I love doulas! And recently, I came out of retirement to be the doula at a birth and got to experience first-hand why continuous labor support works.
Over the course of my career, I’ve realized that no matter how birth unfolds, it can still be a PBE… Positive Birth Experience
Just yesterday, I taught a “Comfort Measures for Labor” class. It’s a short and sweet intensive class that examines the mind/body connection and the power of relaxation, rhythm and ritual as coping tools for labor and delivery. We practice the #1 comfort measure – breathing. And the class ends with a labor boot camp circuit: a […]
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.
(Or rip, maybe? I promise this is not a post about what happens as the baby is being born. Trust me.) Last night I slept like crap. I don’t know why, but I did. I’m someone who needs at least six hours of sleep in order to function. That’s not a ton of sleep and […]
It is possible to both experience pain and enjoy the process of giving birth! The key is recognizing when the line between pain and suffering has been crossed.
It’s normal for there to be some fear about labor and birth – but these four fear busters can help!
Giving birth is hard work – it’s called labor for a reason! Having realistic expectations helps when it comes to coping with the intensity of labor.