Share this postToday, the vast majority of US hospitals routinely place IVs in laboring women. But why? Are there any benefits to receiving IV fluids during labor? Or perhaps maybe even some undesirable side effects? I have decided to seek
Share this postThe Difficult Baby I firmly believe that a baby who seems unsettled most of the time is trying to communicate that there is something wrong. There are SO many components to being healthy, our well being depends
Share this postLactating? Skip the cookies and teas. “I use oatmeal and tea to bump up my supply!” Lactation is a confusing subject for most new mothers. Societal barriers are preventing us from seeing it frequently and most women have
Share this post How to “Trust the Process” in Childbirth Trusting is a big word. We oftentimes say we trust others, but do not even trust our own selves. The nurturance of our babies and bonding that would be
Share this post Nutrition in Pregnancy My name is Amanda and I am going to take you on a tour of nutrition in pregnancy and how they can have a positive influence on your bodies and babies! What a wonderful
Share this post Breastfeeding Rates in the United States of America: Our Largest Public Health Issue By- Holley Freeman Breastfeeding is the normative standard for mammals, including we humans. Breastfeeding is not “better than” anything else- it just is.
Share this postEvery May is International Doula Month. It is a time to celebrate the dedication it takes to be a doula and a postpartum doula, and the significant benefits these professions offer women. Doulas and postpartum doulas make a
Share this post Feel in Control of Your Labor, in Water You set up the candles, grab a book or (and!) a glass of wine, splash some bath salts or essential oils into the water, turn off the lights and
Share this post The Lifelong Immunologic Impact of Breastfeeding Ashley Worthen One of the greatest concerns of new parents is the health of their newborn child, and rightly so. These tiny new bodies are at greater risk of severe complications
Share this post A Birthing World For many people that may think they are not involved in the “birth world,” they may have little or no concern for the actual process of birth. In actuality, birth surrounds everyone, everyday.