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...
Oceans Homebirth

Oceans Homebirth

Trigger warning…some may see this image and envision a traumatic experience. However, it was quite the opposite. So grateful my photographer didn’t stop shooting during the intense moments. I want to share a little of my fourth babies home birth experience....
Top Tips for Birth Partners

Top Tips for Birth Partners

Listen up Birth Partners….What can you do to assist mama during pregnancy, labor and postpartum? I should probably have my husband write this one since he has been amazing at all of our children’s births and gets a little more “doula” at each one! We just had...