You probably know that you want to have a calming and relaxed environment for your birth. This is because your cervix is really quite demanding with it's very own timetable of how quickly it wants to dilate. So bossy! But it only want to dilate in a space that feels safe and for your cervix,…Read more Creating your birth space
Birth is beautiful and why wouldn't you want to share it with your very favorite little people? Children can be great additions to a birth. I completely get it. Watching you give birth to their sibling will not only normalize natural birth to your child but could help them fully embrace the new baby. Sometimes…Read more Should I have my children at my homebirth?
A birth is one of those rare experiences in the client's life where I am fully expecting her to be selfish. This birth is ALL about her. I talk to every client about who she is thinking about having at her birth. Sometimes that discussion is really easy because she just wants her partner and…Read more Who should I invite to my birth?
If you're a client who is looking at my fees and saying... woah! Then I've got an option for you. I don't believe that I always have to be paid in money, sometimes clients have something even better to offer, a skill or product that I find just as valuable as you do. It's just…Read more I Barter
I've began offering placenta encapsulation to clients in the greater Cincinnati area 8 years ago, when I was trained by a local home birth midwife. Since then I have undergone a more traditional weekend workshop on placenta encapsulation and I've learned tons through my personal experience. I began by offering the raw method of placenta…Read more Traditional Chinese or Raw Method for Placenta Encapsulation… You choose
I got the question recently from a new mom, asking if insurance covered birth doulas. The short answer is... probably not. If you're a member of a health sharing company, then there's a good chance that it would be covered, but under any traditional insurance the answer is no. If you know of one please…Read more Insurance and Doulas
This question of how much it will be to have a home birth versus Hospital birth is really common and can get a little bit complicated, simply because insurance is complicated. I am in no way a Insurance expert so take this information as my personal experience in my years of doing birth work. If…Read more Financial difference between home birth and Hospital birth