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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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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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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

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Thinking about a Blessingway…

Blessingway Readings & Chants I’m looking through my files to choose a reading for a mother blessing this weekend, I felt like sharing some of them here for people who might be googling around looking for something to share at a blessingway: From the book Joyful Birth: A Spiritual Path to Motherhood by Susan Piver The path of… Continue reading Thinking about a Blessingway…