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Addysons Birth Story

I’m writing this on the eve of my firstborns 6th birthday. Six years ago tonight I was in early labor with her. Wow. I was so eager to get labor going and so terribly naive about how birth really worked. … Continue reading

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Tips For Finding A Doula- Giving Birth With Confidence

History, common wisdom, and research tell us that women who have continuous support in labor have a higher chance of giving birth vaginally, use less pain medication in labor, and are more likely to remember their births as positive experiences. … Continue reading

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Chinese Woman Who Saved Over 30 Babies…

This is an incredible story. I copy and pasted it so you’ll actually read it, but here’s the original site: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2181017/Lou-Xiaoying-Story-Chinese-woman-saved-30-abandoned-babies-dumped-street-trash.html * Warning: Some images and stories at the end are tough to see and read.* A woman has been … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Breastfeeding Guide & Checklist

If you or your baby have been diagnosed with celiac disease, it’s a given that your breastfeeding diet will be gluten-free. You might wonder if there are other times that a mom might want to eliminate wheat and other gluten-containing … Continue reading

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Awesome Giveaway!

From Savvy With Savings Blog! We just finished with a great coupon and clutch giveaway and now we’re adding this one!Once again, we’ve teamed up with local bloggers to put this together: Welcome to the Zaycon Foods/PayPal Winner’s Choice Giveaway! … Continue reading

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Cytotec

This was taken from a great article from Woman to Woman Childbirth Education. Original site: http://womantowomancbe.wordpress.com/2008/02/17/cytotec-ge-misoprostol-aka-miso/ The obstetric community at large loves this drug. Some doctors refuse to use it at all, and some use it rarely. It’s a little … Continue reading

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Labor Inducing Foods?

Women searching for foods that induce labor will turn to other mothers who swear it was that extra-spicy entree from their favorite Mexican restaurant that brought them face to face with their new baby. But with a full stomach during … Continue reading

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Excuse This House

Some houses try to hide the factThat children shelter there,Ours boasts it quite openly,The signs are everywhere. For smears are on the windows,Little smudges are on the doorsI should apologize, I guessFor toys strewn on the floor. But I sat … Continue reading

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BabY fAir!!

Come visit me at the Inland Northwest Doula Network table!! Sunday, March 13th from 11-4 Spokane Convention Center Adults $5, Kids 12 and under FREE!

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Learning Opportunity!!

So thankful one our local doula’s who is so incredibly experienced has offered to let me follow her! When she goes on births (if I’m not in the middle of one myself) I’ll go along with her, learn more, and … Continue reading

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