• how 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…

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    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…

  • 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…

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    what do contractions feel like?

    Some pregnant women are afraid of the potential pain of labor, afraid of the unknown.  An important thing to remember about these sensations is that labor is a normal, natural process. This makes it different from any other pain you may experience.  Remember…

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    stages of labor: a quick and easy explanation

    Updated June 2018 A common question that pregnant women ask is what are the stages of labor.  Here is an infographic to briefly explain each stage of labor.  You’ll also find each stage described in a little more detail below. pre-labor Pre-labor refers…