• can my baby be too big for my pelvis?

    I frequently get questions in the comment section of my article, cervical dilation 101, frequently asked questions. Every once in awhile, a question comes up that doesn’t have a simple, short answer so I’ll write a new article. The following comes from a…

  • help! I’m having Braxton Hicks: is this ok?

    Braxton Hicks contractions are sometimes referred to as false labor or pre-labor. They prepare the uterus and start the cervix effacing and dilating, getting you ready for labor. But if you’re not at least 36 weeks along in your pregnancy, when the baby’s…

  • the top 10 reasons to get an epidural

    I like to show this list to pregnant women so they have a chance to consider the side effects of an epidural before they’re actually in labor and wanting one. When a woman is in labor and overwhelmed with pain, she is not…

  • what is a doula

    what is a birth doula and should I have one?

    your questions answered about the purpose and value of labor support What is a doula? A doula is a trained birth professional who is knowledgeable about the progression of labor, pain management and coping techniques, and breastfeeding. She is familiar with your local…