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”

Postpartum Success Plan

As many of you could probably guess, postpartum mood issues range from mild – severe. Mild to moderate postpartum mood can be supported at home with some simple steps. These are tools you can use before you even have symptoms and then you add in the next step if you begin to feel worse. ThatsContinue reading “Postpartum Success Plan”

Labor Day Super Sale

Cheap Cincinnati Doula Services only come around occasionally. We all love discounts, heres one for you! Terms and Conditions Discount applies to: 1. Booked Placenta Encapsulation 2. Birth Doula services with Estimated Due Date on or before 2/1/2019 3. Postpartum Doula services, three shifts. *Placenta encapsulation must be booked with deposit paid by 9/4/2019. TheContinue reading “Labor Day Super Sale”

Self-Advocacy during Pregnancy & Birth

I am often asked by my clients, how can I advocate for myself during pregnancy and birth? Simply put, advocating for yourself can be a challenging but necessary goal. Allow me to elaborate. Women have Basic Human Rights that allow them to self-advocate during pregnancy and birth. You have the right to know your optionsContinue reading “Self-Advocacy during Pregnancy & Birth”

Lowering Cincinnati Hospital Episiotomy Rates

I am just so excited to share this news!!! Not only was my blog post shared in a meeting with Hospital staff BUT now an initiative to lower their episiotomy rates has started!!!! I recently found out from an internal source, at a local hospital, that they found my blog post comparing Cincinnati hospital birthContinue reading “Lowering Cincinnati Hospital Episiotomy Rates”

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”

Encapsulation, Raw Placenta Smoothies or both!

Convinced?? The cows say it, soooo… Eat Mor Plasinta 😉 Did you see I have options? You can encapsulate, have me prepare raw smoothies for you OR both. The benefits of eating more ‘plasinta’ await you.

Whats the process of placenta Encapsulation

I’m sure you know all the great benefits of placenta encapsulation, like increased milk supply, mood stability, and increased energy. So I’ll go ahead and explain the process. Once you decide you would like to move forward, and I have received your intake form that Ill attach below (and encapsulation deposit of $50), you willContinue reading “Whats the process of placenta Encapsulation”

20% off Placenta Encapsulation services for due dates in January and February 2019

I know that there must be a lot of pregnant people out there who have been working to take care of others during this holiday season. Now I want to take care of you! Any clients who are due in January or February of 2019 will get 20% off of My Placenta encapsulation services, justContinue reading “20% off Placenta Encapsulation services for due dates in January and February 2019”

Midwifery linked to better birth outcomes in state-by-state “report card”

Midwifery linked to better birth outcomes in state-by-state “report card” February 21, 2018 Midwife-friendly laws and regulations tend to coincide with lower rates of premature births, cesarean deliveries and newborn deaths, according to a U.S.-wide “report card” that ranks each of the 50 states on the quality of their maternity care. The first-of-its-kind study foundContinue reading “Midwifery linked to better birth outcomes in state-by-state “report card””

Who should I invite to my birth?

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 andContinue reading “Who should I invite to my birth?”

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”

Water birth in Cincinnati

I am a big fan of using water to relax in labor, it relaxes clients when nothing else will, can speed up the labor process, allow the birther movement with less gravity, and is a gentle emergence for the baby. Each of our local hospitals have at least one tub available for patients to useContinue reading “Water birth in Cincinnati”