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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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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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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In this line of work, informed consent and refusal is paramount. There is not one factor more ethically important than accurate fully informed consent. Without it, a care provider is practicing unethically, and patients are deciding blindly. Without it, it is far too easy for doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies to steamroll patients in their…

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Maybe you believe your vote doesn’t count in general elections. That your voice makes no difference. I won’t try to convince you otherwise. However, what DOES count is your phone calls and emails to your Senators & Representatives–in your state AND in Washington! Whether you voted for them or not, EVERY phone call represents hundreds…

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Homeschool. Husband. Midwife studies. CAPPA. Childbirth classes. Home management. Family. Friends. It’s a lot, folks. No wonder things, and sometimes people, fall into the cracks and get lost. “Can’t you just cut something?” Well, sure I could. Anyone could cut anything if necessary. That isn’t the question, and I’m not complaining. I’m entering a new…

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“Drink more water.” It seems to be the pregnancy panacea. Having a lot of Braxton-Hicks? Drink more water. Feeling tired? Drink more water. Having headaches? Drink more water. Constipated? Drink more water. How many of us feel like we are paying our care provider to tell us to stay hydrated? In Colorado it’s doubly tough,…

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Why take childbirth classes anyway? You and baby are made for this process, so what is the big deal?  You go into labor, have many contractions, eventually become fully dilated and push out a baby. Bam. It’s nature! Right? Not quite, I’m afraid. In a perfect world, women would grow up around pregnancy, labor, birth…

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 Not only were we able to celebrate World Doula Week recently, I found out that there is an entire month to celebrate doulas! Now, I could re-state all the facts about professional labor support. I could share famous doula quotes. I could toot my own horn, as it were. However, I don’t want to do…

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