Okay, be honest, have you ever heard of vaginal steaming? Wait, what?! That doesn't have anything to do with the color of my period. Does it? Actually, it might. Have you ever thought about the color of your period, and what that might say about your fertility? Stay with me. I promise it'll be at… Continue reading Pre-pregnancy: Fertility & What Color is Your Period?
Your Focus WILL Change When I first discovered the choice of birthing at home, skipping the midwife step, and doing everything all on my own... the whole concept of unassisted birth consumed my waking thoughts. This change in the path from hospital to home was life-altering. I wanted to know everything. I researched pregnancy and… Continue reading The Second or Third Unassisted Birth
Postpartum hemorrhage is certainly a valid fear of many women, especially women that are choosing to birth unassisted. The best way to squash fear is with education. So let's analyze how rare true hemorrhaging is and how to handle it if you do end up in that small statistic! *Disclaimer *IF medical assistance is needed,… Continue reading Everything you need to know on postpartum hemorrhage
How many labor stages do you think there are? If you answered four then you are correct. Each and every labor stage is part of having a successful birth and recovery. While you may experience a little different from one person to another we all go through the stages. What are the labor stages? First Stage… Continue reading How to understand the stages of labor?
I have been a little MIA on posting because well mama needed a metal break. This post we will discuss everything placenta. For the common birth setting our society has built the placenta is only used to provide nutrients while the baby is growing. After delivery, it becomes medical waste after but is it really? Our… Continue reading Everything you’ll need to know about the placenta
It's a funny question to ask "What have you neglected in planning for your unassisted birth?" Please don't misunderstand me, I'm not trying to place any guilt trip on anyone's shoulders. Rather, I like to take a look at questions from a different angle sometimes, and see if I'm missing anything. "What has been neglected?"… Continue reading What have you Neglected in your Unassisted birth?
Belly Mapping! For those of you who know what belly mapping is, would you agree with me this is one of the more fun topics of pregnancy??? The mystery and suspense of figuring out the clues is something that really appeals to my personality. And to those of you who don't yet know, you are… Continue reading What is belly mapping and how do I do it?
With any birth, there are things that can be a cause for concern. Knowing the signs to transfer can be what keeps things from being cautious to being life and death. No one wants to think that something will happen to them but things do happen. You need to know the signs. As you may… Continue reading Signs you need to know to transfer
Herbs during pregnancy, birth and postpartum having many benefits but before we get started me let me remind you that we are not a medical provider and the information shared here is from personal experience. Before you start, stop or change any herbs or essential oils speak to a medical professional. This post contains affiliate… Continue reading What herbs should you have on hand for your birth?
Birth supplies may differ from one family to another depending on the birth you plan for; land birth or a water birth. The supply list we created below will cover things to have on hand for mom and baby. Additionally, you will find care for your placenta and postpartum bleeding. This post contains affiliate links;… Continue reading How to determine what birth supplies you’ll need