Miscarriage Support

Last week I had the honor of supporting a mother through a planned home birth of her miscarried daughter, who died at 13 weeks gestation....

Opportunities to Learn

Almost two weeks ago I attended a movie screening of “The VBAC Dilemma” at Nativiti Birth Center. I always love the opportunity to get...

Writing a “Birth Preference” Sheet

Many women talk about having a “birth plan” to share with their care providers before and during labor.  It’s a good idea to start...

Welcome Baby A.!

The second birth I attended on October 3 was for Miss A., who shocked the world by being a girl!  Her mommy and daddy waited very...

Following Your Instinct During Labor

Today, as I read through The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin, I was struck with a thought about instinct and ritual during active labor…...