Questions to Ask Yourself Before Having a Home Birth

It’s been three years since I gave birth to my son in my bedroom, in the water, in a horse trough…despite nay sayers (pun intended)! Seriously though, I’ll always be grateful for the opportunity to birth naturally in the comfort of my own home, because I know not everyone has the resources available to do … Continue Reading

When Should You Stop Breastfeeding Your Baby? (Or Toddler!)

Just getting started with breastfeeding can be a challenge. Finding a comfortable position, getting baby to latch, and how to effectively BF in public are all learned skills. They take patience, love, and practice. But now that you got all that, and the initial praise has simmered down, people are starting to wonder…when are you … Continue Reading

Using the Ocean for Birthing Inspiration

I’m a big time believer in the idea that nature heals– it’s imagery and soothing qualities can really calm a stressed mind. But did you ever think nature could be a “birthing coach?” Well, she can be a powerful inspirational tool, and it’s the perfect example of natural birth.

Natural Cures for Postpartum Blues…

We’ve all heard of “baby blues.” It’s not something you expect to have post baby, but once you have, you hope that you never have to go through anything like that again. After the birth of my twin daughters back in 2004, I had postpartum blues bad. Depression swallowed me up, and it was hard … Continue Reading