How to Know Early Signs of Labor

As a doula, and now as a midwife, I get asked a lot of questions about pregnancy, labor and birth. One of the most frequent questions I am asked is,…

Eating Placenta

Eating Your Own Placenta: The Reasons for and Against

The placenta is a fascinating organ that does so much for the baby. It provides nourishment, oxygen, and removes toxins from their system. Who knew that it could also be eaten

Natural Birth

How to Have a Successful Natural Birth

Natural birth has many benefits for the mother and child. Pain medications can slow down contractions and lead to longer labors, which can also have a domino-effect, causing further medical interventions.

Postpartum Wardrobe

Your Postpartum Wardrobe: When to Buy New Clothes?

So you’ve given birth and it’s time to get back into your regular clothes. But when should you buy new clothes?

Posterior Labors

Posterior Labors – My Baby Is a Pain in the Back!

While many women hear stories of posterior labors, they often don’t realize that a lot of the little aches and pains of late pregnancy can also be a sign of a posterior-positioned baby. Now, this doesn’t mean anything is wrong with your baby or you, but in this lovely dance called pregnancy, one partner is sort of stepping on the other partner’s toes. They don’t mean to hurt you. It’s getting tight in there, and they are looking for the position with the most room.

Your Birth Plan

Quick Tips for Writing Your Birth Plan

A birth plan is a document that tells your medical team your preferences for such things as how to manage labor pain. Of course, you can’t control every aspect of labor and delivery, and you’ll need to stay flexible in case something comes up that requires your birth team to depart from your plan.

Last Weeks Of Pregnancy

6 Ways To Stay Sane During The Last Weeks Of Pregnancy

’m the type of person who really believes that, in most cases, babies come when they are ready and that every day inside the womb is important and helpful for fetal development.



I went on every blog and mommy website and asked a million questions to all my friends with kids. Yet, nothing really told my husband the honest truth about my pregnancy.

Do Babies Dream in the Womb?

A coworker asked if I knew the answer to the following question: Do Babies Dream in the Womb? My first instinct would be yes, babies do dream in the womb. However, I…

aLoo — A Bottle Feeding Technology to Prevent Backwash

The World Health Organization recommends preparing a fresh bottle (breastmilk or formula) each and every time you feed your baby. It is recommended that you discard any remaining milk that has not been consumed…