Tags » Birth Experience

Birth Preferences- If You Don't Know Your Choices, You Don't Have Any (Part 4): Labor Coping Strategies

In our culture, many of us grew up watching tv and movies that depict labor coping as limited to a woman panting and screaming for drugs.   1,769 more words

"It took courage to fight for what I knew was best for me and my baby." Ellie’s homebirth after caesarean (HBAC)

After an emergency caesarean birth with her daughter following a failed induction due to suspected oligohydramnios (deficiency of amniotic fluid), Ellie knew she wanted her VBAC birth in November 2015 to be somewhere she felt comfortable and safe, at home. 1,521 more words

Homebirth After Caesarean

Elvie : Your very personal trainer and your Pelvic Floor best friend

Today, I am going to talk a taboo subject. Taboo for a reason I ignore. I wish I had known about it when I had my first baby. 1,639 more words


Story time - My first labour and birth experience. 

So I’ve wanted to write about my experience when I went into labour and gave birth to my first duaghter, khaleesi, for a while now. I’ve been putting it off as it really is a long post, especially if everyone wants me to include as much detail as possible. 2,113 more words


Our Story

If I look like a hot mess in this photo it is because I was. It was a challenging road for me and Miss Selah, but we made it. 1,798 more words

You Want an Epidural. Why Would You Also Want a Doula?

About 60% of women receive epidural pain relief during labor in this country according to the CDC.  It is a very common and completely valid choice.  545 more words

All about Swaddling: From benefits to controversy

Did or do you struggle with your baby sleep? If this is the case, let’s read an old story that is all about swaddling.

If your baby was or is born in the hospital, chances are she will be swaddled at some point but not when she is given to you. 1,167 more words