What is Active Labor?

What is Active Labor?

How do you know if you are in Active Labor? When most of us think of active labor, we think of the following rule. The 5-1-1 Rule should NOT be your Holy Birth Grail for gauging active labor. It is vague. You are concerned with when to head to the hospital or the...
What Is Early Labor?

What Is Early Labor?

Am I in labor? What are these cramps? They are far apart but sometimes get closer. Then stop. Then start. I’m feeling pain in my back. Am I dilated? When do I go to the hospital or the birth center? When do I call my midwife? No two labor and births are the same. Not...
Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mothers Day!

Moms. We give our all ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our love. Our sleep. Our bodies. Our schedules. We are selfless. We are exhausted. But we are blessed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We laugh. We cry. Scream. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Wonder if we are doing enough. Are we a good mom? Wonder what others think of us....
Self Care is Self Love

Self Care is Self Love

Self care starts at home. It doesn’t have to be getting your nails done OR spending a bunch of money you don’t have on shit you don’t need. I mean if that’s your thing that lights you up, then go ahead. But the way we take care of ourselves from the inside out, is...