Birth Preparation 101

Over my last 3 years of being a birth Doula and supporting couples through their life changing birth experience, EDUCATION is the key!  My couples that have had through childbirth education have a much easier time through labor and are able to make decisions easier...

Why I Needed an Olympic Doula

As I sit here watching the Summer Olympics, I wonder how many of these athletes could benefit from a Doula? These athletes are trained to peak at their most gifted, innate athletic ability during this special opportunity.  Looking back on it, I know I would have...

8 Common Causes for IUGR

What is IUGR? Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is diagnosed when a baby appears smaller than expected, specifically if an ultrasound indicates the baby’s weight has dropped below 10% for their gestational age. As a birth Doula, I have helped 20 couples bring...

6 Benefits to Bengkung Belly Binding Postpartum

Bengkung means a strip of cloth in the Indonesia language. Bengkung Belly Binding is a traditional Indonesian treatment of tightly wrapping a long strip of cloth, Stagan, around a woman’s middle section. Bengkung works by twisting and weaving the strip of cloth...

5 Ways To Avoid A Traumatic Birth Experience

  I am pretty sure no pregnant momma wishes to have a traumatic birth experience.  I have heard my fair share of traumatic birth stories through my life, I really wish a traumatic birth experience on no one.  ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network) states...

How to Create a Birth Plan For You

Education is the key to achieving your ideal birthing experience!  Even though there is no absolute in this universe, it really does make a huge difference if you are knowledgeable for your birthing experience.  Whether you are birthing with an OB or a midwife and a...