Personalized care plan – this is bigger than people realize. You and your midwife can take the time to discuss options, discuss why tests are done and what the results will mean, to incorporate different wellness modalities (chiropractor, physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, osteopathy, etc.) to create a care plan that’s perfect for you. We are… Continue reading 10 Reasons to Choose Home Midwifery Care
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’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!
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
Many people will be familiar with this picture that floats around the internet every once in a while, or maybe they have experienced this first hand. Some people think that there wouldn’t be much of a problem if the baby slept in his own space. There are so many thoughts about babies and sleep because… Continue reading After the Baby: Societal Norms and Sleep
If you do a Google search for “Essure birth control,” the first hit is the Essure official site and the second joins you to be a part of the law suit against it. Probably not the best sign. In theory, the Essure device sounds pretty good – a permanent birth control for people with internal… Continue reading This is not the birth control option for you (and better options)
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!
I’d like to start a series of posts about postpartum care. Because I’m pretty sure people will not stop having babies anytime soon, these topics are important to everyone since we are all affected even if you aren’t a parent. We continue the march toward being kind humans to one another and the postpartum time is… Continue reading Postpartum Care Series: Postpartum Mood Disorders
I’d like to start a series of posts about postpartum care. Because I’m pretty sure people will not stop having babies anytime soon, these topics are important to everyone since we are all affected even if you aren’t a parent. We continue the march toward being kind humans to one another and the postpartum time is… Continue reading Postpartum Care Series: Supporting Parents with a New Baby