Almost every client is worried about tearing during the birth of her baby. Tearing is a real and legitimate fear women have and I am glad that I have the experience to address it! When I read blog posts I want writers to GET TO THE POINT so, I'll go ahead and bullet out a… Continue reading How to Prevent Tearing During Birth: A Midwives Method
Yours truly, doing newborn footprints for clients, because those sweet feet will never be the same.
As I move deeper into my journey to become a midwife, I'm struck by the disparities that are faced by women of color in the Cincinnati Area. It is not for socioeconomic reasons like education or their yearly income that makes their statistics so much worse than their white counterparts, it's the sheer fact that… Continue reading This one goes out to Cincinnati’s pregnant women of color
There is no doubt that you will work hard during a natural birth. We all know it! Any of us who have done it have heard comments like, "I could never do that" and "You are way stronger than I am". The thing is that those comments aren't true and I think it gives the… Continue reading The hardest part of birth
That homebirth is messy is a common thought for individuals who haven't seen birth or a brand new to it. There's an idea that fluids shoot out of the mother's body followed quickly by fluids from the newborn's, and soon enough there is blood dripping from the ceiling! Or wait... Maybe that was my idea… Continue reading Is homebirth messy?
This one goes out to all you ladies out there patiently preparing your mind body and spirit to meet the baby that you have been working so hard to grow and nourish in your womb! I see you and I bless you on your work!
Reading Heat and Hands by Elizabeth Davis last night, I was reminded of how hard it was to continually accept my pregnant body as beautiful, as I gained more and more throughout my pregnancy. I went up 50-60 pounds (I no longer wanted my midwife to weigh me at the very end after I hit… Continue reading Pregnant Bodies
Following is a great link to a Midwifery Today article about the Placenta and different uses for it. I found it spot on! http://www.midwiferytoday.com/articles/bridgeoflife.asp
I have attended a few homebirths lately, And i am continuously awed by the peacefulness, respect and trust that is flowing through the space. I just cant stop talking about it... even around those who i know may think its dangerous, etc.I found this table recently and am thinking about making a wallet sized copy… Continue reading Another Reason NOT to fear Homebirth
Another reason to love Ted Talks! This is beautiful animation of the transformation from conception to birth. Related articles Conception to birth - visualized! Alexander Tsiaras on TED.com (ted.com)
Blessingway Readings & Chants I’m looking through my files to choose a reading for a mother blessing this weekend, I felt like sharing some of them here for people who might be googling around looking for something to share at a blessingway: From the book Joyful Birth: A Spiritual Path to Motherhood by Susan Piver The path of… Continue reading Thinking about a Blessingway…
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