• 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…

  • surfing for pregnancy posts and finding the 7 best

    If you want to read one woman’s chronicle of all her birth experiences from hospital to home, ┬á including the heartache of miscarriage, check out relevant living. That birth, as fast and furious as it was, was one of the most incredible experiences…

  • compound presentation

    birthing with polyhydraminos: a birth story

    This birth story is from Deb, a former certified Bradley┬« teacher and doula. I’ll do my best to recount our birth day without making it sound too bad. I wrote this a week after our birth, and even then, I could appreciate what…

  • how babies should be born

    a nice homebirth of a third baby

    After having an “accidental” homebirth for her second baby, Sarah and her husband decided to plan a homebirth for their third baby. This is Sarah’s birth story: I’ve heard many times that third babies are unpredictable. My first two had come right before…

  • an unplanned homebirth

    This is the birth story of Sarah’s second birth. With her first birth, she was sent to the hospital from her doctor’s office after they checked her and was found to be 6 centimeters. Overwhelming contractions started once they artificially ruptured her membranes.…