Tag Archives: Labor

Birth With Photos

21 Jul

I had the pleasure of assisting a fabulous couple with their fist birth back in June. They sent me a few pictures to share with you. This strong mother labored like a pro.  Not only did she give birth early, but her entire labor and birth was about three hours. Lucky girl!  (This was also the day that I had two mommas give birth, so I was grateful for a short labor.) Continue reading

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So, You Want Natural Childbirth?

31 May

We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong. Laura Stavoe Harm

I have met a lot of mothers that say, “I would like to have a natural childbirth, but we’ll see how it goes once I’m in labor.”  Whenever I hear that it’s hard for me to think that it’ll work out.  You see, If you desire a natural childbirth, you need to commit to it prior to the onset of your labor.  You need to do your research and know the facts, because when everyone tells you how crazy you are, or when you get scared, you must believe in why you’re choosing natural childbirth and that you are able to do this. Here’s what I recommend for those exploring natural childbirth and it’s not What to Expect When You’re Expecting (just go ahead and use that book as a paperweight). Continue reading

The Doula High

3 May

I took this test and passed.

I never expected to become so engulfed in learning.  I feel like a happy binge eater.  I’m gobbling every delicious morsel of knowledge about labor and birth I can and loving every moment.  I’ve got so much information I’m spewing it out Peter while we (ahem) “cuddle in bed.”  I’m teaching him about the cervix and the wonders of the uterus and how the shape and size of a woman’s foot can give good information on how easily she’ll birth. (*see below for info about this)  He’s very patient with me. Continue reading

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