I was listening to a podcast the other day on happiness and some things that help us to be happier. Many of these ideas are not new to me – living in the moment, simplify your life, slow down, take care of your body and mind, etc. These are things that I talk about with… Continue reading Happiness in the Moment
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 just wrote that title thinking about the two adventured that I was going to introduce, but really, the new adventures are embarking on parenthood and exploring what that’s like! I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of a handful of births in the past couple of months – three boys and one girl… Continue reading New Adventures
(Cheek and elbow dimples – pretty adorable!) The next breastfeeding class is coming up! What: Breastfeeding Class When: Thursday, Nov 12th, 6-9pm Where: Pacifica Family Maternity Center, Berkeley Please contact me know if you’d like to join. Check out my Classes page up at the header for more information. Thank you! It’s around this time, after… Continue reading The Magic of Music
Before I get to that, can I just say, to all those parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc whose kids just completed their first week back to school – we did it. It may not feel like you survived, but you did. The schedules, forgotten backpacks and homework folders, meeting new teachers, “no you cannot go… Continue reading 5 Fun Breastfeeding Tips
I’m super excited to announce more classes for the coming months! I’m teaming up with Beth at Leela Yoga for a birth, postpartum, and breastfeeding workshop series at her beautiful yoga studio. Beth is also teaching her regular Prenatal Partners class for pregnant women and birth partners in September. Sign up for all of these workshops… Continue reading More Classes!
I just took a little break from Island Midwife and did something I rarely do, I watched TV. Not only did I watch TV but I watched a whole season of a show. I won’t say which because it’s a little embarrassing, but Satisfying, like eating a big thing of chocolate, except now I feel… Continue reading Links and Updates
This past weekend we celebrated my girls’ 7th birthday. 7!! The evening before their birthday, around 11pm, I have always smiled at the thought of when my labor started with the POP of my water breaking. This was surprising because there is such a wide window of time when labor starts for twin babies (mine… Continue reading Coming up: Labor and Birth Class on Saturday!
I finally finished up my postpartum care series posts and I really know one thing, it’s difficult to decide which aspects of postpartum to focus on because there’s so much that needs to be said! We didn’t even talk about the specifics of caring for a newborn! Many people spend a lot of time preparing… Continue reading Coming Up: Postpartum Class this Thursday!
Boy there’s been a lot in the news lately. I’ve been trying to finish up my Postpartum Care Series but I just keep thinking about everything happening here in this country. First there are the monumental decisions from the Supreme Court: upholding housing discrimination claims, saving the Affordable Care Act again, ruling in favor of… Continue reading Current Events