Self-Care

Self-Care is all the rage now. Its vital. Period. The end. The problem for some of us, is that healthy self-care hasn’t been modeled well AND it’s a vulnerable skill to learn. To do self-care well, a person has to: -Acknowledge that they have needs -Know their needs are just as important as everyone else’sContinue reading “Self-Care”

Hello

Hello everyone. I’m Anna Taylor founder of Dream Catcher Birth Services here in Cincinnati. I’m a birth and postpartum doula, and do placenta encapsulation. In my free time I blog, continue learning about all things birth, mother my kids and work on rehabbing my home. I specialize in natural birth, and have a holistic andContinue reading “Hello”

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 birthContinue reading “Lowering Cincinnati Hospital Episiotomy Rates”

Encapsulation, Raw Placenta Smoothies or both!

Convinced?? The cows say it, soooo… Eat Mor Plasinta ūüėČ 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.

20% off Placenta Encapsulation services for due dates in January and February 2019

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, justContinue reading “20% off Placenta Encapsulation services for due dates in January and February 2019”

Midwifery linked to better birth outcomes in state-by-state ‚Äúreport card‚ÄĚ

Midwifery linked to better birth outcomes in state-by-state ‚Äúreport card‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äúreport card‚ÄĚ that ranks each of the 50 states on the quality of their maternity care. The first-of-its-kind study foundContinue reading “Midwifery linked to better birth outcomes in state-by-state ‚Äúreport card‚ÄĚ”

How to pursue a homebirth

So you want to have a homebirth but dont know where to start? Here a guideline to push you in the right direction. Find a midwife (or three) to talk to. Ask all your questions of what it will be like and make sure you voice any big fears you have. Your midwife will beContinue reading “How to pursue a homebirth”

Creating your birth space

You probably know that you want to have a calming and relaxed environment for your birth. This is because your cervix is really quite demanding with it’s very own timetable of how quickly it wants to dilate. So bossy! But it only want to dilate in a space that feels safe and for your cervix,Continue reading “Creating your birth space”

I Barter

If you’re a client who is looking at my fees and saying… woah! Then I’ve got an option for you. I don’t believe that I always have to be paid in money, sometimes clients have something even better to offer, a skill or product that I find just as valuable as you do. It’s justContinue reading “I Barter”

Traditional Chinese or Raw Method for Placenta Encapsulation… You choose

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 placentaContinue reading “Traditional Chinese or Raw Method for Placenta Encapsulation… You choose”

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 aContinue reading “How to Prevent Tearing During Birth: A Midwives Method”

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 ideaContinue reading “Is homebirth messy?¬†“