Gestational Hypertension and Pre-Eclampsia During Pregnancy

Gestational Hypertension and Pre-Eclampsia During Pregnancy

Gestational hypertension and pre-eclampsia can have devastating effects on mother and baby. In this post I talk about the root causes of this syndrome that effects 15-25% of all pregnancies. Knowing how you can talk to your midwife and what to look out for can change the way you treat and prevent! Knowledge is Power!

Midwife vs. Doula. What's the Difference?

Midwife vs. Doula. What's the Difference?

Like a lot of topics in the birth community, there is a HUGE misconception and lack of information about the differences between midwives and doulas. Both have crucial jobs for moms-to-be who choose to go drug-free during delivery but their specific roles vary quite a bit! In this post I dig deep into the roles of each and how they can benefit you and your needs during your pregnancy

On The Night You Were Born

On The Night You Were Born

When I started to envision the process of traveling to the hospital I also imagined the sounds I would hear in the delivery room, the idea that my baby would be touched by many others first before me, the germs that myself and my baby might be exposed to, Pitocin, c-section, vaccinations, the strangers in the room staring at my yoni, the idea of pooping in front of people period all made me extremely uncomfortable. I then began to envision the ideal birth that I would want for my son and I knew I needed quiet, dark, private and familiar…