The Cascade of Interventions

In a hospital setting where your care providers are actively managing your labour, once you have one intervention it makes more interventions more likely to be needed in order to remedy the effects of the previous ones. In our Western society culture, there has been a tendency to turn pregnancy and childbirth into a medical … Read more

Who Uses A Doula?

Who uses a doula, midwife, and postpartum help? Barefoot hippies? Hollywood divas? Yes, and millions of everyday, hardworking people around the world who have decided either through their cultural heritage or personal research that for them, a natural childbirth and postpartum care with the support of a midwife, doula, and other services makes for the … Read more

Breastfeeding, Know the Basics Before Baby Arrives

Breastfeeding provides an awesome bonding experience between you and your baby. It provides without question, hands-down, the absolute best nutrition for babies. Here are a few common questions regarding breastfeeding that you may be wondering about during your pregnancy. What does research show about the benefits of breastfeeding for babies? They have fewer illness…and if they do get sick, the … Read more