A woman’s nervous system is more in tune and connected down the spine. When we feel stress or anxiety, it travels down to our bottom, pelvic floor area, and lower abdomen and tells those muscles to tense up. It’s a protective mechanism for our most vulnerable parts. Often, just an awareness of these muscles can bring us back to the present and help to release the tension. But it’s also nice to have a little help. Here are a few suggestions…Read More
Aromatherapy has been used by healers and priests for hundreds of years to promote relaxation and create a sacred space. In birth, aromatherapy can promote physiologic birth by creating a calm, peaceful environment.Read More
We believe quality postpartum care is crucial and America’s maternity care system is sorely lacking in this area.
Instead of offering just one or two postpartum visits, we offer five postpartum visits for home birth and birth center families.Read More
Women who come from families where natural birth is the norm tend to have straightforward natural births. Why? Because they’ve been thinking about birth as normal their entire lives. Some of us have to work hard during pregnancy to undo all the subtle messages we’ve been told-that our bodies don’t work well or we just aren’t strong enough.Read More
Becoming a midwife was a journey that began in middle school as I pursued interests in herbalism and nutrition. Along the way, I discovered websites that influenced how I care for my body, shifted my thinking, or gave me a better understanding of how my hormones work.Read More
It’s important to fill your birth bag with food for yourself and your loved one. Not only will it be helpful during your labor, but also for the recovery after.
Protein will ground you. It will give you endurance and energy for the long haul. It will help stabilize your blood sugars and help you and your loved one feel less anxious.