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 options … Continue reading Self-Advocacy during Pregnancy & Birth
Need help deciding which Childbirth Education class to take? In my feature post today, I have an interview by one of our amazing local Cincinnati options. In our interview, Amanda Jackson not only discusses what the Bradley method is, how it differs from other childbirth education classes but also what she offers. Check her out … Continue reading Featured: Bradley Childbirth Education Classes by Amanda Jackson
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 birth … Continue reading Lowering Cincinnati Hospital Episiotomy Rates
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 birth … Continue reading Comparison of Cincinnati Hospitals C-Section Rates and Reputations
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 to … Continue reading Doctor, nurses, partner, doula… Oh my! There’s a place for everyone
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.
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 will … Continue reading Whats the process of placenta Encapsulation
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, just … Continue 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” 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 found … Continue reading Midwifery linked to better birth outcomes in state-by-state “report card”
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 … Continue reading Who should I invite to my birth?
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 … Continue reading Traditional Chinese or Raw Method for Placenta Encapsulation… You choose
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 use … Continue reading Water birth in Cincinnati