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

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

Beautiful Pregnancy 

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

Doctors, nurses, partners, doula… Oh my! Theres a place for everyone?!

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 your Continue reading Doctors, nurses, partners, doula… Oh my! Theres a place for everyone?!

Role of a midwife at an uncomplicated homebirth

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 normal Continue reading Role of a midwife at an uncomplicated homebirth