Cord Clamping & Birth Physiology

When is the optimal time for cord clamping and what happens with the cord blood? Understand how a baby first takes a breath! The first half of this video goes into detail about what happens in a baby’s body that allows them to breathe. Having this not-as-commonly-known knowledge will assist you to make an informed […]

VBAC Tips Video

A quick ( <7 minutes) video with advice on preparing for a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC). The video covers some VBAC tips like the importance of your birth team, what to research and how to mentally prepare. As mentioned in the video, it’s so important to do research! Many resources are listed in this post on […]

Doctor Interview Questions

Questions for a doctor ‘interview’ Are you wondering what questions to ask your midwife or doctor interview? Below are possible things to consider for birth and what you may want to ask about.  If you’re not looking to have hours of conversations each interview, pick what is most important to you from your birth preferences […]

Why your Doula isn’t your Advocate

So why I wanted a doula myself was to have an advocate.  That was before I became a doula and learned that’s not really part of a doula’s job.  It was surprising even to me because that’s always listed as part of what a doula does, they’re your advocate!  What’s true is we are your […]

Essential Items

As a doula and mother I get asked frequently, “What do I need to buy for Baby?” So below I’ve put together a few lists, the Absolute essentials, the essential items that will keep everyone comfortable, and the extras that may come in handy. Absolute Essential: Carseat Postpartum pads Vitamin D drops That is all and […]