Find out which childbirth education course is right for you

Fun fact: one hospital childbirth education class was all I took before giving birth to my first daughter.  Back then, the idea of birth freaked me out. All I wanted was for the nurse to tell me what to do. I laugh at it now. When I gave birth to my second daughter, I found… Read more »

Baby shampoo on your vulva during birth?

As I typed the title for this blog post, I almost wrote “vagina” instead of “vulva”  and I remembered this image I saw on Instagram depicting the common confusion between the two. (Via the Positive Birth Movement) So why am I talking about the vulva? Well, I recently found out that some care providers are now… Read more »

Clean Up Your Thoughts on Conception

Want to tidy up your mind? By now, you’ve heard of Marie Kondo and her magic of tidying up. She believes when you tidy your home by choosing JOY, you transform your life.  It’s brilliant! Image Source: Post from Marie Kondo’s Instagram – Art by msbulat   Her method is to examine everything you own… Read more »

Postpartum Minimalism and Recovery

Guest post by Sarah Blunkosky Preserving your precious energies for healing from birth and enjoying this time with baby It is okay to adapt your life around what needs to be done, make plans for other days, and try to engage in contentment in the present moment.  In the postpartum period after birthing a baby… Read more »

3 BREATHING TECHNIQUES FOR AN EASIER BIRTH

Guest Post by Olga Morkova As a birth doula, I work with couples who prepare for birth through various childbirth methods, each containing different techniques to breathe their baby into the world. Women who have tried HypnoBirthing breathing techniques during their birth, whether they learned them from a HypnoBirthing childbirth class or heard about them… Read more »

Unexpected lesson from postpartum depression

Nine months after giving birth to my oldest daughter I was diagnosed with postpartum depression. It didn’t come on at nine months, it’s just that it got so bad at that point that I finally realized it and sought out help. Before giving birth to my youngest daughter I thought back on that experience and… Read more »

Kate Middleton, Megan Markle, and Hypnobirthing

Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, used hypnobirthing during labor. And now it looks like Megan Markle will do the same! Techniques such as self-hypnosis and visualization helped Kate have a calmer birth. This is one reason why she looked so refreshed and energized for the media (Plus the help of her #glamsquad I’m sure!) just… Read more »

To Doula or Not to Doula? That Is the Question!

Guest post by Diana Guidry  During my first pregnancy, I thought that I had searched high and low on every mom group, internet forum, and plenty of google searches. I thought that I knew everything there was to know about pregnancy and childbirth. When I sat down to write my birth plan, I knew that… Read more »

7 Simple Tips for a Healthy You and a Healthy World

When you have kids, everything changes. I mean, everything. Your littles look up to you and will copy everything you do (and say!). Lead by example. Good health isn’t just about what you eat. It’s about creating a healthy environment, so you and your family can spread their wings and fly. In this blog, I’ll… Read more »