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”
If your new to the birth world you may be confused about what care providers titles mean. You may be asking, “Is a midwife and a doula the same thing?” Or you may want to know the difference between types of midwives. Let me take a couple minutes and break it down for you. CareContinue reading “Providers for your birth”
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”
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”
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”
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.
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”
Yours truly, doing newborn footprints for clients, because those sweet feet will never be the same.
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”
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 ideaContinue reading “Is homebirth messy? “
I recently realized that I have something that others may not, when it comes to postpartum mood issues. I not only have personal experience and really understand it, I have tools that can help. I’m so passionate about this issue because I know how debilitating it can be not only for the mother but forContinue reading “Free Postpartum Success plan “
I hope you take the time to celebrate your pregnancy, it can be as simple as snapping some pictures of your belly on your phone, or spending 15 minutes every night connecting with your baby and partner. You won’t regret it and it will only make this time and birth more beautiful! XOXO
It does seem like a lot doesn’t it?! Plus laboring mom that’s five people right there! It feels like too many to be watching you push a head that feels SO big, right out of you. I know, and it might be if everyone stayed there staring at you the whole time. But while yourContinue reading “Doctors, nurses, partners, doula… Oh my! Theres a place for everyone?!”
Hello! I’ve been asked recently what you can expect from a home birth midwife and I think that’s something that I can talk about… at least as it pertains to expectations of me and the midwives that I directly work with here in Cincinnati. It all starts with prenatal care! You can expect a normalContinue reading “Role of a midwife at an uncomplicated homebirth”
The liklyhood of a new mom experiencing postpartum mood disorders in the USA is becoming all to common! To combat this epidemic we need a mental shift, we have to shift to prioritizing care of the new mom. This infograpic is exactly what I mean! Enjoy!
The feeling you get when you book two clients in one day! Doula and encapsulation…
This is a snapshot of the encapsulation part of my Placenta encapsulation service! This is one of my very favorite ways to spend the morning. I’m so glad that new moms can directly benefit in their sensitive postpartum period from my work.
https://goo.gl/images/xsvH0K The most helpful fetal position diagram I’ve ever seen!
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”
Last week i was on call for a doula friend and i was called to the birth! I couldnt believe it! My friend was unavailable for a 18 hour window, and it was the babies due date, so i mean, come on, the odds were SO low. Lesson learned… I am the luckiest!!!! : )Continue reading “Dream Catcher in Doula Mode”
I watch new mothers and babies learn to breastfeed a lot these days. Its a whole trial and error learning curve, for both. Some get the perfect latch the first time they try, just after birth and some take weeks to work out, with tongue tie revisions or torn up nipples. I feel so lucky to workContinue reading “Taking Back Breastfeeding”
My life recently consists of two types of days, both pull at my heart and keep me excited to do the other. My life as a mother and life as a birth worker. As a mother my life is paced by a sweet baby girl, Everly Ruth. At 9 months old her life is setContinue reading “A Day in the Life”
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 sizedContinue reading “Another Reason NOT to fear Homebirth”