Hello and welcome to A Side of Crunchy. We are a blog who focus on unassisted pregnancy and birth while encouraging families to research their birth options. We want you to have the best possible birth and the way to make that happen is knowing your options.

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Cloth Diaper 101

Are you interested in cloth diapers but afraid of taking on the task? We have created many resources to help guide you and show you that the world of cloth diapers is an amazing and simple one.

Essential Oils

Essential oils a natural oil typically obtained by distillation and having the characteristic fragrance of the plant or other source from which it is extracted.

Our family started using essential oils several years ago in our daily lives.

Imagine being able to live your daily life without any hash chemicals. Imagine having your laundry smelling like lavender, allowing it to help you relax.

Find your dream doula

Looking for a doula may seem overwhelming. How do you know you have found the right one? Will your doula understand that this is your birth and respect your wishes?

Here you'll find tips to interview a doula as well as a doula directory an much more.

Birth supplies

When planning for your unassisted birth one of the common things asked is what supplies to have on hand. We have complied a list of common items and included links to help you shop.


Herbs during and after pregnancy have many natural uses. We have a list of herbs with their common uses. We have even included some recipes. Don't forget to check out our store for your favorite herbs.


**We are not medical professionals and recommend you speak to a medical professional** 

Birth Certificate

This guide will guide you to obtaining a birth certificate after your unassisted birth. Some counties may vary or may change at any moment.