Top 10 Must-Haves on your Baby Registry for Natural Families

Some people would call me a experienced mom, I mean I have had two children now, both of which I took a very natural route. I ate as well as I could during pregnancy, trying to drink a gallon of water a day, eating 60-80 grams of protein and big handful of kale or spinachContinue reading “Top 10 Must-Haves on your Baby Registry for Natural Families”

Comparison of Cincinnati Hospitals C-Section Rates and Reputations

I have been curious for a while about my cities c-section, and episiotomy rates for our individual hospitals. Up until the writing of this blog, I have just had the general statistic of Cincinnati hospitals having a 30% cesarean section rate and then each hospitals reputation. Their reputations would come to me through other birthContinue reading “Comparison of Cincinnati Hospitals C-Section Rates and Reputations”

Doctor, nurses, partner, doula… Oh my! There’s a place for everyone

Its part of the learning curve to figure out everyone’s role at birth and can be a little overwhelming. For those of you who like to know what’s going on, let me see if I can give you an idea. Let’s break it down. First of all, you should know that your doctor plans toContinue reading “Doctor, nurses, partner, doula… Oh my! There’s a place for everyone”

Traditional Chinese or Raw Method for Placenta Encapsulation… You choose

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 placentaContinue reading “Traditional Chinese or Raw Method for Placenta Encapsulation… You choose”

How to Prevent Tearing During Birth: A Midwives Method

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 aContinue reading “How to Prevent Tearing During Birth: A Midwives Method”

This one goes out to Cincinnati’s pregnant women of color

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 thatContinue reading “This one goes out to Cincinnati’s pregnant women of color”

The hardest part of birth

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 theContinue reading “The hardest part of birth”

Getting Partners involved in Birth

As a doula and midwifery apprentice I see a lot of dads and other partners at a birth who are standing around awkwardly, just lost, and not knowing what to do. And thats okay, I know how hard it is! I started out that way too, but now I’m deep in this process of supportingContinue reading “Getting Partners involved in Birth”