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 cocktail during the course of labor, delivery, and postpartum. ” This exquisite hormonal orchestration unfolds optimally when birth is undisturbed, enhancing safety for both mother and baby. Science is also increasingly discovering what we realise as mothers – that our way of birth affects us life-long, both mother and baby, and that an ecstatic bi

Breastfeeding a Premature Baby: A Guest Post

This is my first guest post!  Houston Mom Erin wanted to share her story of the struggles she faced as a new mom with a “healthy” premature baby, who took a little extra time to figure out how to pack on the ounces and pounds!  If you are looking for techniques on supplementing a breastfeeding baby, I would also like to recommend you check out this article, which really breaks down alternatives to a bottle.  Thanks for sharing your story, Erin! A Weight Problem On the morning

Things to Do After A Positive Pregnancy Test: Part Two

In Things to Do After A Positive Pregnancy Test: Part One, I discussed what I think are the first, most important steps to take after you find out you’re pregnant- find a care provider who practices evidence-based medicine in an environment in which you are comfortable, giving you the best opportunity for the birth experience you want. As I broke it down, I realized that for many moms, especially first-time moms, defining “the birth experience you want” is actually a pretty c