Pregnancy and Birth

How to have an easy labor: Fetal Ejection Reflex

For those who have given birth in a place of assistance or watched the movies, you hear the provider tell you when to push. What would happen if we allowed fetal ejection reflex to take over? When a mother is left undisturbed in a place where she feels safe her birth experience will be an… Continue reading How to have an easy labor: Fetal Ejection Reflex

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Pre-pregnancy: Fertility & What Color is Your Period?

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?

Pregnancy and Birth

The Second or Third Unassisted Birth

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

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Everything you need to know on postpartum hemorrhage

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

Pregnancy and Birth

How to understand the stages of labor?

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?

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Everything you’ll need to know about the placenta

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

Pregnancy and Birth

What have you Neglected in your Unassisted birth?

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?

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What is belly mapping and how do I do it?

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?