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
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!
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 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
It has been a long time since I’ve written anything in this space. Four months, says the website time stamp of the last post. Too long. But I’ve been a good kind of busy and those four months have flown by. This weekend brought a few babies to the outside world and I’m waiting on… Continue reading Baby #4, birth #1
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!