Intravenous fluid can be a common medical tool used during labor. The most common reason for it is to prevent dehydration. IVs can also be placed as a way to administer medicine when needed. Did you know you have options? First off every birth place is different, and every provider is different. One way to [...]
Kindness is the new self-care
the secret to How to be happy. We all want to be happy. Happiness is something we all strive for. I mean I'm super into it. I also feel like lately we are all understanding more that caring for ourselves matters. Especially for our happiness. The phrase "self-care" certainly is thrown around a bunch lately. [...]
World Down Syndrome Day: What you can do and a special book
3-21! 3-21 is special. It is a special day to bring awareness to Down Syndrome! Down syndrome is a congenital disorder. Why 3-21 is relevant is those with down syndrome have an extra 21st chromosome. So they have 3 of that chromosome instead of 2. What better day to bring public awareness and honor those [...]
Childbirth on Netflix: What to watch
The media often likes to have scenes of birth in shows and movies. They are usually rather dramatic. Enter the scenes of screaming and waters breaking and someone telling their spouse, "YOU DID THIS TO ME!!" But some documentaries seek out truth and explore birth in other ways. Recently on Netflix a new docu-series explores [...]
Doula vs Midwife vs Doctor: What is the difference?
Who should be your care provider? What are your options? Who will support you?
Are you watching “9 Months That Made You”?
I will admit I watch a lot of TV. I watch it to unwind and relax, but I also use it to learn and discover new things. Recently I stumbled upon a PBS series called "9 Months That Made You." I am one episode in and hooked! Now I know by being a doula and [...]
How to write a birth plan
Birth plans, birth wishes, birth preferences, or whatever you prefer to call it can be a useful tool. The work of going through what is important to you and your partner in your birth is likely the best part of creating a birth plan, no matter if you actually print it out. Birth wishlists can [...]
Check Out These Birth Books
By Amy Hammer It doesn't matter how far along you are or how many kids you have. There is always new information coming out regarding pregnancy, labor help, birth prep - however you want to address it. If you have found yourself wondering, what do I need to know about labor and delivery?... or what [...]