Say What You Mean

Have you heard phrases like, "my doctor is letting me" or "I had to do xyz"? How we speak, how we interpret, how we view birth matters. It truly makes a difference for people around us and for future generations.

Placenta Without Fear

Know The Facts: Placenta Encapsulation Processes & Protocols

The downloadable Placenta Encapsulation Manifesto includes details on processes and protocols, contraindications, and considerations for placenta encapsulation, to promote and encourage discussion regarding this postpartum option available to parents.

Labor & Birth

Easing Labor Pain May Help Reduce Postpartum Depression

A recent study by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) looked at 201 women who received epidural analgesia, the study found those with more pain relief during labor had lower scores on the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS). What does this mean for mother's planning a natural birth? A  closer look at the ASA Studies (this one from 2016, and another from 2014) reveal...


More Than "A Little Case Of Hyperemesis"

Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a severe form of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. It is generally described as unrelenting, excessive pregnancy-related nausea and/or vomiting that prevents adequate intake of food and fluids. Finding appropriate care for HG is a serious challenge for women faced with the condition. 

Help! I Want to Change My Care Provider! Is it too late?

So you have discovered that your first (or second, or maybe third) choice of care providers isn't right for you. Don't sweat it! I've been there too.

I teach childbirth classes, and a big component of our curriculum is helping students, parents just like you and me, learn what mother-friendly care is, and understand the importance of choosing the right birth team. And as a doula, I help parents formulate questions to pick the right care provider for their birth. But sometimes, despite all our best efforts, the need arises to change care providers.

The Best Butterbeer Recipe (Non-Alcoholic)

Everyone knows you gotta satisfy that sugar craving, and it won't always be in a healthy way. So here's THE BEST (cold) Butterbeer Recipe you will ever concoct! A cold, delicious, non-alcoholic beverage for two!


the best butterbeer


  • 2 tbsp butterscotch desert topping
  • 1 tbsp melted butter

Add in 

  • 3/4 cup of cool whip
  • 1/4 cup marshmallow creme

Pour slowly over

  • 1 can of cream soda (split into two cups) or 2 cans of soda if you please
  • 1/2 tbsp (also divided) warmed butterscoth

Gently mix