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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

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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

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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 a… Continue reading How to Prevent Tearing During Birth: A Midwives Method

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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

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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 the… Continue reading The hardest part of birth

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Is homebirth messy? 

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 idea… Continue reading Is homebirth messy? 

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Free Postpartum Depression plan 

I recently realized that I have something that others may not have when it comes to postpartum depression. 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 for… Continue reading Free Postpartum Depression plan 

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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

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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?!

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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 supporting… Continue reading Getting Partners involved in Birth

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Another Reason NOT to fear Homebirth

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 sized copy… Continue reading Another Reason NOT to fear Homebirth