Second Trimester Ultrasounds aka. The 20 Week Anatomy Scan

Second Trimester Ultrasounds aka. The 20 Week Anatomy Scan

We anxiously wait for the technician to measure and give us a due date, look up at the screen hoping to catch a peek of our baby and make out what shape is what, be told what gender our little one is going to be, listen for the heartbeat. What if I told you that all those things come with unwarranted side-effects that can have lasting effects for generations beyond? The studies are small but the amount of data being collected is astounding.

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