• what is a doula

    what is a birth doula and should I have one?

    So you’re pregnant and considering hiring a doula.  I want to offer you my sincere congratulations. Pregnancy, no matter if you’re expecting for the first time or the fourth or more, it is such a special time in your life! I know a…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • kids books for pregnancy

    9 story books about pregnancy

    How do you tell your toddler or preschooler that you’re pregnant? I think the best way is through a picture book.  I’ve compiled a list of my favorite books for when a new baby is on the way. All have wonderful illustrations and…

  • when is my due date?

    due date calculator Just put the date of your last period in the space below and it will calculate your estimated due date.