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
Every year we try to do 1-3 backpacking trips. One is a family trip with all five of us and another family with kids. These are usually 2-5 miles in and 2 nights long. Christian likes to do a solo trip if he can that is long and hard but he gets to some pretty… Continue reading Get Outside
I took my girls to their first protest this week. It was hot and we marched for miles and they did it. I’m so proud of them. More than that I’m proud of their generation that organized the protest for our small town. High school students of all backgrounds brought together a town to march… Continue reading Yes, Black Lives Matter
It has been an interesting and sometimes scary past few months that has culminated in social distancing, hoarding at the grocery stores, and many people infected with COVID-19. The recommendations for pregnant and postpartum people are coming in from the CDC, WHO, and other international agencies all based on what little evidence they can gather.… Continue reading Slowing Down – COVID-19 Preparations
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.
California is burning again. Not all of California, thankfully, but it feels like when one part is on fire everyone is affected in some way. My heart hurts for those fellow Californians who lost their homes, animals, friends … who have lost so much. I cannot imagine what it would be to be in that… Continue reading Fire and smoke
Hi all! The Bay Area Homebirth Collective – a rad group of local midwives that I’m very involved with – is hosting a Birth Stories Potluck on Sunday, 10/28. If you are local and interested, especially if you are pregnant, please think about coming. Five stories will be told, some homebirths and some hospital births.… Continue reading Birth Stories Potluck!
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
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!