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Helpful Tips for a Positive Birth Experience

I came up with these Tips for a Positive Birth Experience for prospective students when I first started teaching. Many expecting parents think that taking a childbirth class is just ‘learning how to breathe’. While breathing effectively is important to having a positive birth experience, there are many other factors that will contribute to how …

CH-CH-CH Changes . . .

Hello Friends! Today I updated my website to reflect that I will no longer be teaching private childbirth preparation classes. However, you can still catch me for limited group childbirth classes or a virtual consultation! I am making this change to focus on some other business pursuits as well as to free up some time …

List of labor interventions

(not an exhaustive list) Drugs or measures used to induce or augment labor such as: Misoprostol (Cytotec) Cervidil Prepidil Foley Balloon Membrane Stripping Pitocin Practices used to gather information about the mother or baby’s condition: Cervical checks Electronic fetal monitoring (both internal and external) Procedures/medication used to manage pain: Epidural, Spinal, CSE (combined spinal-epidural) Oral …

Birth Preparation Methods and Why I don’t have a “method”.

Now that I am a Certified Childbirth Educator, I can look back on my childbirth preparation experiences with a more critical eye.  Let me first say, I don’t believe that there is one method that serves everyone, but rather, certain methods resonate with certain people.  You like vanilla, I like chocolate . . . you …

Birth Intentions not Birth Plans

We all know births don’t go according to plan, right?  I’d love to see a shift away from calling the birth plan a birth plan and more towards something that allows for sharing our ideas about how we want our birth to go without the “commitment” of a plan. The Problem with Birth Plans One …