Retelling & Reclaiming Birth

This week we recognize Maternal Mental Health.  I have worked in the Maternity Field for 20+ years, and I”m pleased that we’re so much farther ahead in recognizing the importance of maternal mental health and the implications it has for the birthing person, the partner, the baby — in fact, the entire extended family and […]

Induction at 39 Weeks? You Might Want to Read This First…

Maybe you’ve read a few commentaries (or at least a few headlines!) about a major study called the ARRIVE Trial that came out in the New England Journal of Medicine. In that study, the authors concluded that there was a lowered risk of Cesarean Birth in first-time, low-risk Mommas who were induced at 39 weeks […]

What I Want For Families

Over the course of my career, I’ve realized that no matter how birth unfolds, it can still be a PBE… Positive Birth Experience

To Clone or Not to Clone?

That is the question… Well, not really. I’ve often wished that I could clone myself – not for any weird reasons, I think there really should only be one unique version of us in the world. It’s just that there’s an awful lot I’d like to accomplish in this one, wild life I’ve been given […]

Due Date – How About Due Month?

Your due date is only a guesstimate. It’s rare for a baby to be born on that specific date. You might want to consider your due MONTH, instead.

Pain AND Pleasure?

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 Called Labor for a Reason

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.

Help! I’m Stuck!

If a labor gets “stuck” what considerations should you investigate to get it UNstuck?