For those of you who don't know, I had two home births. They were made possible by a wonderful, experienced midwife. Sometimes I feel like a leaf in a stream floating along. You just never know which way the current will go and who you may bump into that changes your life. I found my midwife by a blessing and she just happened to be the most amazing person. She had the exact … [Read more...] about On Becoming A Midwife: A Personal Journey
If you just found out you are pregnant, you are probably full of joy and full of anxiety all at the same time. You have a little blessing growing in your belly and you know you need to begin to prepare for your baby's birth. The whole process of pregnancy and childbirth does a great job of preparing you to be a parent. For many, the first question is, "Where is the best place … [Read more...] about Is A Maternity Care Center Right For You?
I think that every mama needs to feel supported in her birth and her individual preferences should be respected. I chose home births with a qualified midwife. Others prefer hospital births with a double to help. A birth doula is trained to offer you the best support during childbirth by knowing what to suggest and making sure your desires are being attended to. Today, I am … [Read more...] about What Is A Doula And What Are The Benefits