Childbirth


How to Increase Your Chances of Getting Pregnant Holistically

How to Increase Your Chances of Getting Pregnant Holistically   Getting pregnant can be considered an everyday miracle because it happens 24/7 all around the world. However, there are intricacies involved in conception and many unexplained occurrences that still baffle scientists today. This unknown aspect of having a baby allows us an opportunity to embrace the mystery of pregnancy and...

Classes for First-time Parents: The Classes Experts Recommend

Classes for First-time Parents: The Classes Experts Recommend   There doesn’t seem to be any shortage of classes, trainings, and courses that you can take during your pregnancy to help you feel more prepared about the big changes coming your way. But if you are feeling at all overwhelmed with the number of options you have, you’ve found the right...

6 Postpartum Doula Hacks To Recover From Childbirth

6 Postpartum Doula Hacks To Recover From Childbirth   Take it from a pro with over 20 years of experience as a postpartum doula helping parents transition into their new routine after birth: the postpartum experience is very different from family to family with no one single story of recovery from childbirth. When it’s your first time birthing a child,...

Childbirth Education Class: How Childbirth Classes Can Help and Why You Should Take One

the Childbirth Education Class: How Childbirth Classes Can Help and Why You Should Take One   It’s natural to want to learn more about what you are experiencing in pregnancy and what will soon come with labor and childbirth. There are so many options for taking childbirth education classes, that it can be hard to know where to begin! This...

Natural Birth vs. Epidural: What to Expect

natural birth vs. epidural: what to expect    There are so many ways to birth your baby! Whether you want a birth that is vaginal or a planned cesarean, in a hospital, birthing center, or at home, with a midwife or OBGYN, with the support of a birth doula and/or partner, to give birth while squatting, side-lying, or any one...

Partner Support versus Doula Support During Birth: What’s the Difference?

Partner support vs. doula support during birth: what’s the difference?    If you are partnered, it can be wonderful to have the presence and support of your partner while you are pregnant, in labor, and delivering your baby. They are a crucial part of the experience for many people and maybe the number one emotional support. They can also be...

The Ultimate Hospital Bag Checklist for You And Baby

the ultimate hospital bag checklist for you and baby   The good news about packing for your childbirth hospital stay? You don’t need very much in your bag and the hospital will provide a lot of the essentials! The great news? This is the ULTIMATE hospital bag checklist, which will include everything you need…and want…to make your hospital stay as...

The Impact of Doulas on Healthy Birth Outcomes

the Impact of Doulas on Healthy Birth Outcomes    There has been a lot of research on the benefits of doula services for birthing parents, mothers, and infants over the past several years, and the findings are extremely positive. In addition to reducing low birth weight, doulas can also increase rates of breastfeeding/bodyfeeding, reduce postpartum depression, decrease medical interventions, strengthen...

5 Signs That Childbirth May Be Hard For You

5 Signs That Childbirth May Be Hard For You    Childbirth is known to be hard. It’s called labor for a reason. But does it have to be? If you feel unsupported or lonely during your labor and birth, if you are caught off guard or feel like you don’t know what to expect if you have a history of...

4 Ways to Manage Labor Pain

4 Ways to Manage Labor Pain There are many ways to manage your pain and discomfort once labor has begun. Some of the more common techniques will fall into the categories of mental, physical, and medicinal or pharmacological  management. Once you are in active labor, it can be difficult to remember everything you have learned prenatally, and your labor team...