Adjusting AFTER Baby

Pregnant moms spend a lot of time learning about pregnancy, labor and birth by going to classes and Googling everything.  But a lot of my students tell me they wished they had prepared more for life AFTER baby because they found that adjusting to life with a newborn was much harder than they had expected. […]

Three Ways Dads Can Support a Woman in Labor

I will admit it: as a brand new labor doula, it was a little daunting to be with a woman in labor for that very first time.  Thankfully, the first birth I attended was textbook, all natural with a midwife in a hospital, no complications and mom was a strong and confident laborer.  Although I […]

The Six Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices

No one can predict the kind of birth experience a woman will have, but there are many things women can do in pregnancy and labor to help ensure that birth is as safe as possible and that mom and baby are healthy. Using recommendations from the World Health Organization, Lamaze International developed the “Six Lamaze […]