There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation.

~Pamela S. Nadav

Reasons to Consider Home Birth During a Pandemic

April 10, 2020

These pandemic days are a source of anxiety for everyone. No matter where your anxiety level started out, it’s higher than it was before the lockdowns started. For pregnant women, this anxiety now comes with considerations for your birth that you never imagined. Fear is a real issue, and many women are switching to home…

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5 Reasons Your Midwife Wants You to Hire a Doula

May 1, 2019

Not only does evidence tell us a doula can have measurable benefits for both mothers and their babies, but their intangible benefits are also felt every day by those who hire them for their expert support. Doulas are fast becoming standard-of-care, as they should. Women have always surrounded women in their childbearing year, from girlhood…

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What Self-Care Really Is

February 13, 2019

A long soak in a nice, hot bath. A glass of wine. Going to the local salon for a mani-pedi. A girls night out. Reading a good book. Chatting with a friend. Scrolling through Instagram. Raiding your chocolate stash and telling your kids, “It’s spicy.” All of these are thought of as examples of self-care…

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With Woman

October 19, 2017

It is anticipation, flutters and quickening. Life and growth and unparalleled beauty. It is squeals and coos, wriggles and dimples. Hanging scales with tiny feet peeking through. It is knowledge and wisdom, training and practice. Books and research, instinct and reason. It is squatting and reaching, twisting and folding, meeting a mother and her baby right…

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Faith, Family, Midwifery, and Such

October 17, 2017

I long for real community. A place where women and their families can come together to connect, support, and just do life together. As I stood over my cutting board, processing 40 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breasts by myself, I thought how much more enjoyable the task would have been if I had had…

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Throwback Thursday: Dilation Isn’t Everything

September 14, 2017

A look back at one of our most popular blog posts of the past few years. Originally published May 18th, 2015. And still every bit as relevant! A mother waits patiently on the small triage bed while the nurse concentrates on what her fingers are telling her about the progress of this labor. After a…

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Something Wonderful This Way Comes

September 13, 2017

Can you feel it? Autumn is in the air, finally! (Insert groans and moans from Desirre here. 😉 ) With it comes change, a letting go to make way for the rest and restoration of winter, and then the unfolding blossoming of spring! You may have recently visited the site, and noticed that our Fall…

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So You’re In Early Labor. Now What?

April 24, 2017

Could this be it? It could be! This is it! You’re finally in early labor! You know this because the contractions are coming, no matter what you do. You’ve had a big glass of water. You’ve gotten up to pee. You’ve had a snack. You’re content to let the rest of your house rest while you anticipate the birth day to come.

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Nourish Your Pregnancy

February 16, 2017

We are so excited to welcome Dawn Franz, a Nutritional Health Coach, to chat with you about good prenatal nutrition! Bring your partner, and enjoy a snack while you learn tips and tricks to build a healthy baby, prepare for labor and birth, and ensure a healthy recovery. You can RSVP by emailing info@prepforbirth.com, or…

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Breastfeeding in Public: What’s a mom to do?

August 30, 2016

What kinds of images come to your mind when you think of breastfeeding in public? We often think primarily of the stories about moms who were breastfeeding in public and someone, usually a stranger, asked them to cover up. This can cause feelings of anxiety about how to breastfeed in public for moms who have…

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