Lower Cesarean Rate with a Doula

A new study in the American Journal of Public Health has found that women who receive Medicaid benefits and who have a doula present at their birth have far less risk of a cesarean birth than Medicaid recipients who do not have the continuous comfort of a doula. The study, done by researchers at the University […]

The Natural Cesarean

About a third of all women who birth at hospitals in the Tampa Bay area deliver their babies via cesarean surgery. While some of those surgeries are true emergencies that arise during labor, many are cesareans that can be planned, such as when a baby is breech or a mom is carrying twins. Some women […]

Why Take a Birth Class?

Have you ever gone into a new situation without knowing anything about what was going to happen?  It drums up fear, creates anxiety, and can leave us at a loss to make a good decision if things don’t go as planned. Same thing in childbirth:  if a mom doesn’t know how her body will change physically […]

One Day Birth Class

If you’re getting close to your due date and still haven’t found a birth class, you’re in luck!  Happy Birth Way is offering a one-day childbirth class on Saturday, February 2, from 9am to 3:30pm in Clearwater. By the end of the class, students will know: The emotional and physical aspects of a normal, natural labor How […]

Amazing Labor Support

Creating a safe space for a laboring woman is the greatest gift a dad, partner or other labor supporter can offer. In a recent class, the dads and one grandmother-to-be got together, and using each letter of the word SUPPORT, they made a list of words to describe how they plan to support their wives, […]

The Necessary Cesarean

I had an interesting experience with a friend recently whose baby was in a breech position, approaching the 36 week mark, despite acupuncture, moxibustion, chiropractic adjustments, sound therapy, cold packs, and hanging half upside down off the edge of the couch.  The mom was determined to turn the baby so she could have the all-natural […]