Interview with the New York Times

I think the film The Business of Being Born is a dangerous piece of propaganda full of misinformation; it adds to the heaping pile of nonsense that makes women feel bad about themselves for not giving birth a certain way.

American Midwives, Part 3

Doula Dani's last installment on midwife certification and types of midwives in the United States. Read here to find out all about the NARM certified midwife.

American Midwives, Part 2

The American Midwifery Certification Board is the gold standard for midwifery certification. AMCB requires the highest level of education and training standards for midwives in the USA. You can go to AMCB’s website, type in your midwife’s name and voila! You can instantly see if your midwife is currently certified, the status of her certification and any disciplinary issues.

American Midwives, Part 1

One of the reasons home birth midwifery in our country is trickier than other first world countries is because in the United States we have several different types of midwives.

My Story Begins...

My story begins 14 years ago, when I was 31. I was married, happy and owned my own company. My husband was successful as well. The world was ours. But one day we looked around us and realized most of our friends were having kids. We took a step back and said "Ok, It's time."

Danielle Repp, Blogger

My philosophy of childbirth is ever evolving. For me, I believe birth is a natural, normal process and I choose to avoid intervention unless it is necessary.

Press Release Wrongfully Claims Home Birth is Safe

In January 2014, the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) published a study in the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health and a press release was written to announce it. It was the press release heard ‘round the (home birth) world! Unfortunately, it was full of misinformation.

4 Gadgets for Expecting Moms

If you’ve just found out that you’re expecting, you may also discover that you have a lot to do and plan for before your little one is born.

Toddler-Friendly Food for Picnics

Today was the first time temperatures reached over 50 degrees in my area and that’s basically summer weather here. To celebrate, one of my sister and I met up and had coffee down by the river.

Helping Your Toddler Sleep

My mom said she was always blessed with all-night sleepers when my sisters were babies, and they still did alright when they were toddlers too, but some toddlers are not as naturally inclined to sl