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Empowered Birth – Exciting Times for Birth True!

I’m really excited this week.  I announced that Birth True Childbirth Education is now a duo!  Heather Bates joined with me last week as part of Birth True.  She is a certified prenatal yoga instructor (one of the founders of … Continue reading

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Daddies in the Birthing Room and as Labor Support

It does a man good to see his lady being brave while she has their baby… it inspires him. – Ina May Gaskin CPM (midwife) Some of my most memorable moments as a childbirth educator and doula has been watching … Continue reading

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Postpartum – What to Expect After Baby is in Your Arms

The instance when you first lay eyes on your baby’s face with any real clarity of moment is magnificent.  There is no other word for it.  This baby you felt inside you, growing, rolling, kicking, hiccuping, sleeping, is now in your … Continue reading

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Do I Need a Doula?

Personally, giving birth without a doula present is not something that I would consider lightly.  The word doula comes from Greek meaning “a woman who serves” or “female servant”.  During both of my pregnancies, I planned to have experienced women to attend … Continue reading

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Writing a Birth Plan

Writing your birth plan can be one of the highlights of the final months of your pregnancy.  It can give to time to dream, work through fears, and discuss your hopes with your maternity care provider.  It is important to … Continue reading

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Birth Story of the Week – Mama Sings in Labor

This is simply a beautiful example of a mother finding comfort in labor, naturally.  One key to being able to do this successfully is your environment.  If you are in an environment where you feel threatened, unsafe, unloved, disregarded, etc…, … Continue reading

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Why I Love Working with Pregnant Women and Birth

The first reason – these two beautiful little girls who may one day be mothers.  I want them to grow up understanding their body and the capabilities it holds.  To not be ashamed of the functions of their healthy female … Continue reading

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