This week Gina and Nedra discuss why framing breastfeeding/chestfeeding as a simple parenting choice is problematic. Not only is it an oversimplification of very complex issue, this… Read more “Mod Midwives: The Problem with the Mommy Wars”
Paige’s Favorite Pregnancy and Birth Podcasts
Podcasts have quickly become my favorite thing to listen to in the car or while on a walk. There are thousands of podcasts to choose from these… Read more “Paige’s Favorite Pregnancy and Birth Podcasts”
Nutrition in Pregnancy: Baked Omelet
We haven’t talked about food in awhile, and it’s been even longer since we talked about breakfast. This, I think about as I sit in my bed… Read more “Nutrition in Pregnancy: Baked Omelet”
20 Powerful Affirmations for Birth
Bringing a baby into the world is a monumental feat of strength and focus, no matter where and how you plan to have your baby. Whenever we… Read more “20 Powerful Affirmations for Birth”
Book Review of Welcome to Fatherhood: The Modern Man’s Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth and Fatherhood
This week I had the pleasure of reading David Arrell’s new book, Welcome to Fatherhood: the Modern Man’s Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth & Fatherhood. While not a… Read more “Book Review of Welcome to Fatherhood: The Modern Man’s Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth and Fatherhood”
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Pregnancy
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve is compressed as it passes through the carpal tunnel in the wrist. During pregnancy, fluid retention can facilitate that… Read more “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Pregnancy”
How Does Having Twins Affect My Home Birth Plans?
The twin question comes up quite often in our practice – lots of people are worried or hopeful at the beginning of pregnancy that they may be… Read more “How Does Having Twins Affect My Home Birth Plans?”
Nutrition in Pregnancy: Spaghetti Squash Casserole
When I lived in Phoenix, the first True Food Kitchen opened up near my house, and I fell in love with their spaghetti squash casserole. It was… Read more “Nutrition in Pregnancy: Spaghetti Squash Casserole”
How Can I Tell if My Water is Leaking?
When we see birth depicted in TV and movies, labor often begins with a dramatic breaking of waters, followed immediately by the laboring person bending over and… Read more “How Can I Tell if My Water is Leaking?”
What Happens if Your Baby is Breech?
It’s pretty common for people to worry about their baby being breech, but the great news is that only 3-4% of babies are breech at term. That’s… Read more “What Happens if Your Baby is Breech?”