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....

How to Speak to a Laboring Woman

Recently I was this reading article by Dr. Buckly about the hormones of labor, how they function, and the purpose of this amazing...

How to Choose a Doula

So you’ve heard about doulas and learned what we do and don’t do.  You’ve done some reading and realize that you want the birth of your...

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...

Prayer During Labor

It shouldn’t surprise me, but several inquiries that have come my way have mentioned that Mom is interested in hiring me because of my...

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…...