DIY: Placenta Encapsulation ย 

Placenta encapsulation has been something that I knew I wanted to try even before becoming pregnant. Although there is no scientific based evidence or controlled studies to back up the theory, many new moms are speaking out about the differences they have felt after consuming their placenta. After much research and consideration, I figured it ought…

Kaia’s Birth Story

Kaia’s “guess date” came and went and I found myself wondering if she would ever make an appearance. Signs of labor were apparent but nothing to the point of ‘yes this is the day!’ I had been dilated two centimeters and 80% effaced. My doctor wanted to induce me at 40 + 3 but I…

Birth Affirmations

As D-day is fast approaching I find myself with mixed emotions about this highly anticipated day. I’m anxious, a little fearful, excited and extremely eager to meet our daughter who I’ve been growing inside of me for 9 freaking months! ย Although I have been telling myself that labor and birth is a normal, natural process,…

My Birth “Plan”

I’ve heard so many different opinions about how a birth plan can be a good thing or it can be a bad thing. For all women out there, birth expectations, experiences and realties are so wildly different from one another. Having a “plan” or “preferences” or even calling it “wishes” can help your nurses, doctor and even…

Protecting The Golden Hour(s)

I think we all have an idea about labor and birthโ€” whether we’ve been in the room to witness it or how it’s portrayed on the tv screen. Usually, it’s a laboring woman giving birth while screaming her head off, then out comes the baby, the doctor clamps the cord and they ask the dad…

Labor Positions

Traditionally in a hospital setting women are placed flat on their backs while in labor and when they push their baby out. There are numerous reasons why this position is not ideal for labor. The first is that while laying flat on your back your uterus compresses and constricts major blood vessels which can deprive…