Can your sleep habits increase your chances of a difficult birth?

Yes!  Your sleep habits can determine your labor and birth experience. More and more I’m seeing mothers struggle with prolonged and seemingly more painful labors. Thorough external and internal assessments during labor are revealing malpositioned babies and misaligned maternal postures.  My own experience has led me to develop a theory. Watch this video to find out…

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When should you start preparing to birth new life?

Now! Preparation for birthing new life is best if it begins before if not the moment you ask yourself, “When should I start preparing for birth?”.  Many find themselves in enrolled in the journey of pregnancy before they had an opportunity to say think and give a completely surrendered yes to the process of pregnancy let…

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Can you do it? Is a natural hospital birth possible?

Despite the stigma hospitals have made for themselves, please note that it is possible to have a natural hospital birth. The question is, are you prepared for a natural hospital birth?

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What is a Maternity Coach?

“So, what is a Maternity Coach?” I get asked this question often.  For a simple answer, I usually just break the words down to give a clear, to the point, answer.  “It’s a professional who trains or teaches a mother through pregnancy and postpartum.” However, the role encompasses so much more!  How does one adequately express all…

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Exposing Prenatal Depression: Take a good look at those currently living the Pregnant Life

Many women find themselves disconnected during pregnancy. This disconnect has been thought to contribute to a great number of pregnant mothers left undiagnosed and untreated for what may be termed Prenatal Depression.

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First 5 steps on your Birth Planning Checklist:

“Take the time to ensure you’ll carry a beautiful memory.” Step 1 Research your options Ask around. Question random mothers and ask WHERE they delivered, WHO was the provider, WHAT their experience was like, and HOW it could have been better. When planning for a wedding, this is the time brides are looking through magazines,…

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3 Reasons I became a Doula

Over the years, I’ve seen doulas with mothers while laboring in the hospital. As a RN, although I was always grateful for their presence, I also always felt gypped. I wanted to be at the bedside. That is what I thought my job was going to be as a labor nurse. Unfortunately, I found, this was not always the case.

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