30 Birth Photos That Show Pure, Beautiful Love

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/30-birth-photos-that-show-pure-beautiful-love_us_58068a7fe4b0b994d4c24b9a (click link above to see some amazing photos of ALL types of labors and births…) Oh, my heart… No matter how a baby’s birth unfolds ― whether it’s a first-time mom having a C-section, or a third-time mother fighting through a labor that lasts two full days ― childbirth is hard and it is messy.Continue reading “30 Birth Photos That Show Pure, Beautiful Love”

What Does a Doula Do?

http://www.birthzang.co.uk/2016/09/doula/ (click link to read the entire interview on birthzang.co.uk) I got asked today whether I support women who already have a birth partner, usually their life partner, and yes I do. I think being a doula supporting almost 100 births, I must have done maybe five where there wasn’t also a birth partner present.Continue reading “What Does a Doula Do?”

Avoiding These 4 Things May Help You Have the Birth You Want

http://www.mothering.com/articles/researcher-advises-stop-thinking-avoid-4-ls/ (click link above to read on Mothering.com) For those of you who don’t know, Michel Odent is a world-famous researcher and obstetrician who ran a maternity unit in France for, I think, 86 years. Yeah, he’s that good. He is recognized for his extensive research concerning how we are born. All the stuff that midwivesContinue reading “Avoiding These 4 Things May Help You Have the Birth You Want”