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The World Health Organization recommends that the cesarean section rate should range between 5-10% for a healthy outcome for both mother and baby. So why is the national rate hovering...

There are so many decisions to consider when approaching birth. Where should you deliver? With whom should you put your trust to give you care? Which interventions...

There is a reason for the old saying, "It takes a village!" And in the days of my grandmother and mother, there was actually a village present to help with...

Not long ago, I was speaking with a friend about her experience right after her babies were born. She confided in me that she suffered from postpartum depression and...

I am a very good example that prenatal yoga will not necessarily guarantee you a shorter labor, but can offer you tools to get through whatever your labor turns out...

Recently I stumbled across an interesting article from The Journal of Perinatal Education titled "New Study Finds First-time Mothers Could Benefit from Postpartum Preparation" The article explains, first-time mothers want...

This afternoon my husband and I are going to visit and interview a potential pediatrician. At first, I was a confused and overwhelmed about what kind of questions to...

Over the past few weeks, it seems that my pregnancy has become public domain for all to comment on, and even reach out and touch! It is probably a...

About three and a half years ago, I traveled Summertown, Tennessee to study at the renowned midwifery center, The Farm. The Farm Midwifery Center offers an in depth Midwifery...

The other night, my husband (Joey) and I were discussing our close friend's labor. For the last few days things have been slowly progressing. However, mom and baby seem to...

"Should I practice yoga during my 1st trimester?" is a question that I am asked quite frequently. Like so many pregnancy topics, you'll come across a variety of opinions...

The particular event that inspired me to write this blog occurred last week. I was teaching a private childbirth education when we approached the subject of induction. My...

I promised myself that as I progressed further along in my pregnancy, I would try to strike a balance in my blogs between sharing my personal insight and continuing the...

To be honest, I had not really thought about this topic until one of my postnatal students reappeared in my prenatal yoga class. I was thrilled to see her back...

There is a running joke amongst Labor and Delivery Nurses about birth plans. It goes something like this, "What do you call a woman that comes in and presents...