BREAKING NEWS!!!

BREAKING NEWS!!!

“Partner’s Touch Reduces Pain For Laboring Person!” In a recent study published in Nature, it was discovered that a partner’s touch resulted in something the researchers termed, “physiological coupling.” The same study also found that empathetic touch from the partner...
The Light in the Darkness

The Light in the Darkness

Image from klickblik from Pixabay (TW: school shootings) In April of 1999, I was about 3 months pregnant with my first baby. I’m sure I was still sick — throwing up countless times a day. But the excitement of being able to get pregnant following my husband’s...
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...
Pain AND Pleasure?

Pain AND Pleasure?

Have you listened to the podcast The Longest Shortest Time? Episode #28, The Missing Chapter to Ina May’s Guide is so worth the listen. Please pop over there and do yourself a favor – then come back to me here. The interviewer, Hilary Frank speaks to Ina May Gaskin –...
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...

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