I want to Enjoy Birth, but a past negative birth experience is making it hard to trust that it is possible.

I often have moms who are pregnant and nervous about their upcoming births, because of past negative birth experiences.  I love working with them, because with energy work we can quickly and easily see a shift. I have… Read More

Book Review and Give Away: Second Chance: A Mother’s Quest for a Natural Birth after a Cesarean

I was asked to do a review on the book Second Chance a mother’s experiences of 2 births.  Her first was a hospital planned vaginal birth turned to cesarean and the book included her quest to have a… Read More

I LOVE this Family Centered Cesarean Birth Video – Mom used Hypnobabies

As a mom who had a surprise cesarean, I have a soft spot for moms who have cesareans.  I love to see when they have positive experiences.  Here is a great video of a family who was planning… Read More

Picking Up Others Emotions

I was watching a birth video and it gave a warning that it was going to show a cesarean.  “Turn off now if you don’t want to see a graphic cesarean” Well, I was curious so I watched. … Read More

Activism in the Birthing Room

I enjoyed reading this post by Nurtured Moms about activism in the Birthing Room.  It made me think back to a few months ago when I was SO nervous about my VBA2C’s mom upcoming birth. Was I going… Read More

3 Tips You can Take to Avoid a Traumatic Birth

You may have been reading my series on healing from a traumatic birth and wondered, is there anything you can do to prevent one? Three Things You CAN Do There are some choices which may help you avoid… Read More

8 Tips to Help a Mom Heal from a Traumatic Birth

Moms often search for a doula for future births after a traumatic birth.  So I have plenty of experience talking with moms about their traumatic births. It is sad to hear they often didn’t feel supported by family… Read More

7 Tips to Help You Heal after a Traumatic Birth

Here are some things you can try as you heal from your birth. Accept your feelings – It is OK to feel sad or disappointed after a traumatic birth.  It is OK to grieve losing the birth you… Read More

Grieving After a Traumatic Birth

When a mom experiences a traumatic birth, she can heal more quickly by being supported while going through the stages of grief.   SHOCK & DENIAL- Sometimes during birth or immediately after a mom is in a state… Read More

What is a Traumatic Birth?

There is no easy answer to this.  What may be traumatic to one mom would be fine to another. Some births are obviously traumatic (to others), such as when a mom or baby’s life is at risk –… Read More

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