A doula, a golf caddy and a pregnant women walk into a bar

No this isn’t a joke, it is a great analogy of how caddy’s are a lot like doulas. Caddy and a Doula Would your husband want to golf without a caddy? Then why should you have to birth… Read More

Is Mother Directed Pushing Possible in the Hospital?

I love Lamaze’s 5th Healthy Birth Practice: Avoid giving birth on your back and follow your body’s urges to push. Their video is great, but here is an example of what more likely happens in a hospital setting…. Read More

Would you get your teeth drilled without drugs?

Then why would you give birth without drugs? This is a common question asked to moms preparing for Natural Childbirth. Here is a great explination on you tube!  A shift in perspective.  (If you prefer to read, rather… Read More

Jake's Birth Story: A Hypnobabies VBAC

My Hypnobabies VBAC success story I had been having contractions almost every night while working at the computer, but any time I laid down they would stop. On Friday, Nov 16, it was the same thing, contractions every… Read More

Do Doulas replace Dads?

This is a question my husband had when I wanted to hire a doula for Bryson’s birth.  I reassured him they didn’t.  When we met with Alison and talked with her about her role, he felt much better… Read More

Support for VBACs from Australia…

This is an interesting article from the Australian birth community.  It discusses how the cesarean rate is too high and the problems that is causing for women and for the medical world there.  I hope America figures this… Read More

Enjoy Birth Tip #1 – Get a Birth Doula

Having a birth doula can help you have a more enjoyable birth!  The Advantage of having a Doula. Studies have shown the following benefits of having a doula present at birth: 45% reduction in c-section rates 25% shorter labor… Read More

Pushed by Jennifer Block

Pushed:  The Painful Truth about Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care by, Jennifer Block Wow, what a book!  When I read books from the library, I put little slips of paper on the pages I want to go back… Read More

New Cesarean Rates are not surprising, but are disappointing.

Cesarean rates are at an all time high and no one in the medical community or women’s groups seem to care.  But there are women who DO care!  I am one of them.  In the next weeks I… Read More

Great ideas for choosing a care provider…

How can you find the best care provider for your birth?   Well, a lot of this depends on what kind of birth you want to have.  How can you know what kind of birth you want to have? … Read More

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