Why I’m (Probably) Changing My Birth Plan for My 3rd Baby

Note: If you’re sensitive to medical complications or only want to hear positive birth stories, I would suggest you skip this one. Some Background I come from a family of women who “do” unmedicated childbirths, from my mother–who had five out of the six of us without any pain medications, though the first was not …

Why Every Woman Should Take a Hypnobirthing Class (Even if She Wants an Epidural!)

Why Every Pregnant Woman Should Take a Hypnobirthing Class (Even if She Wants an Epidural!)

Something I quickly learned once I was pregnant with my first was that as your due date draws ever closer, a LOT of women feel compelled to tell you their birth stories. (Of course, now that I’ve had my first child and have my own birth story, I TOTALLY GET WHY, but it IS pretty …

Tips For Birth Coaches and New Dads-To-Be

On Saturday, I had the opportunity for a second time to be a birth coach to a friend as she went through the exhausting and exhilarating experience of labor and delivery. Although I’m by no stretch of the imagination an expert after helping with only two deliveries, both of my experiences with coaching and my …

Experiencing Labor & Delivery From the Other Side

Even though my own natural birthing experience with Raven had its complications at the end, I will always be an advocate for unmedicated labor and deliveries because I can still recognize all the positive side effects that came from it (some far-reaching and long-lasting, like the fact that natural births are correlated with lower rates …