A Birth Story: Back at the end of July, when we thought baby was all tucked in her mama’s womb until October, we found out there were other plans for this birth. Labor began and was fast for a first birth. My client didn’t believe that this was really labor, she couldn’t believe that things… Continue reading Preterm Birth: Tiny, Mighty Warriors
We have a room in my home that we call the sun room, which is a very good name because three of the four sides have windows. This room has been a few things during our eight years in this house but currently I think it is in it’s best iteration as a pleasant work… Continue reading Let’s talk about birth, again.
Some people think that a full moon helps to bring on labor, and some people think that rain brings on labor. I think it’s a little more complicated than that but, let me tell you, this week we had a massive supermoon that happened to be on the Spring Equinox and another spring rain and… Continue reading What a week: supermoon, rain births
Very early Sunday morning, 5am, I get a call from a number I didn’t recognize. Usually when I get calls in the middle of the night it’s labor related, and I am on-call to assist another midwife with her client. Clearly this wasn’t the midwife’s number but I thought it could be her client calling… Continue reading To the creepy guy who called at 5am …
I am so excited about this post, written by the fabulous Rachel! If you’re ever wondered about at-home IUIs (intrauterine insemination) for yourself or a loved one, this is the place to start, and then you can always contact us for more information. The logistics of a home intrauterine insemination (IUI) are pretty simple.… Continue reading All About IUIs
I’m starting off this New Year with a repost about nutrition from my postpartum blog series. You can find the original post and the rest of the series here. Soon I’ll be doing a recap of 2017 and all the babies and families I was so privileged to work = so much love and thanks… Continue reading Repost: Nutrition to start things off right!
Things have been busy this year. Babies coming, my girls finished 3rd grade (!!), my little guy really stepping into toddlerhood and lots of family adventures. And Knitting! I’ve been knitting for a long time but since I started my practice I’ve really kept my hands busy. Lots of satisfaction as things come on and… Continue reading A Late Spring Birth
I’m teaching Natural Birth Classes this December! This will be a 4-week series held in Berkeley. Topics include: anatomy of birth, the progression of labor, when to call your midwife or doula, coping techniques and positions, what to expect at home, what to expect in the hospital, feeding your baby, self-care after the birth, newborn… Continue reading Natural Birth Preparation Series
I’m waiting at the airport for a flight back home. Yesterday I had the privilege of supporting my friend while she labored to bring her first baby into the world. For many logistical reasons we weren’t sure if our plan would work. Early morning fog delaying my flight out continued to threaten the plan, even… Continue reading Airplanes to babies
This past week I’ve been remembering 4 years ago when we got to be at the births of 5 babies. Five babies, 4 labors in 5 days. If anyone’s doing the math, yes two of those babies were twins. It wasn’t as crazy as one might think, since labors tend to bunch up so we… Continue reading Birthdays