A topic I see discussed online quite a lot is that of HBAC, which stands for home birth after cesarean...
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.
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.
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.
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 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."
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.
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.
There are a lot of different opinions out there when it comes to working during pregnancy.
There is a lot of information out there that supports breastfeeding for at least a year or more, but breastfeeding also comes with some downsides.
Fertility isn’t just a female issue. Infertility affects men as well as women and like women, your partner can do his part when you’re ready to start a family.
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.
Summer is undeniably creeping up on us. Though in some parts of the country it may not seem like winter is quite over, the Northwest saw a bit of sunshine this week.
When toddlers and babies begin to speak, it’s fun to hear the things they babble and it’s even more fun trying to get them to say things.
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.
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
We had a ton of pets growing up. Learning how to take care of pets should be taught to children early if they live in a household with animals.
Low-impact exercises are crucial during pregnancy.
Many parents are worried about passing on less than desirable genes to their children, but until recently, there hasn’t been a way to detect illnesses and congenital defects in a way that was safe