• top 10 things to do to have a natural birth

    top 10 things you should do to have a natural birth

    So you’re pregnant, and you might be wondering how to have a natural birth. Having helped many women have natural births in my role as a doula and having birthed 5 babies naturally myself, I’d like to offer what I feel are a…

  • cervix dilation

    cervix dilation during pregnancy 101

    You’re pregnant and the birth of your baby is nearing. There’s a lot of talk about cervix dilation during pregnancy and labor and you’re just wondering what on earth is going to happen all up in there and how am I going to open…

  • online birthing class for dads

    supporting her: online birthing class for dads

    I am so excited to tell you about Supporting Her, a new online birthing class for dads, created by doulas and childbirth educators. There are so many things to love about it. As a former certified childbirth instructor myself, I’ve seen a lot of…

  • baby feet

    lexington homebirth midwife directory

    Lexington homebirth midwife, Sarah Hood, CNM, CPM, APRN at Home Sweet Home, Birth Your Way. Lexington homebirth midwife, Christina Scribner, CNM, APRN, IBCLC at Copper Creek Midwifery. The Kentucky Homebirth Coalition has tips on finding a homebirth midwife. I’ve attended births in the…

  • bradley method works

    bradley method books and childbirth class

      I have to tell you that the two people who know me the best: my mom and my husband both thought I was crazy to want a natural birth. They didn’t think I could do it because they knew I had a…

  • induce labor naturally

    how to induce labor naturally

    Updated June 2018 These are all well-known ways to encourage contractions to start and induce labor naturally.  You shouldn’t try to induce labor until your baby is full-term.  These techniques won’t work unless your body is ready. The information I offer here is…