Why I Home Birth

Home.  This is where I prefer to birth.  I realize not everyone is physically able to do the same or are comfortable with this idea but for my situation this has always been ideal.   Home is where a woman feels most comfortable.  She can go where she pleases and do as she pleases.  She…

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What to pack in your hospital birth bag

If you’re planning on having your baby at the hospital or birth center you will need to pack a few things to bring with you. You will want to have these items ready to go just in case you go into labor early. Some of the essentials would be: *  Your photo ID and any…

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A Recipe for the ULTIMATE Afterpain Tincture!

When I was expecting Judith (#12) I wanted to have something to help with the after pain contractions after the birth.  As we don’t have much money I decided to make it myself.   Please understand when you first start out using herbs, making tinctures, etc. the cost can seem quite high.  I purchase my herbs…

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What’s in a doula’s birth bag?

A lot of people wonder what doulas carry in their doula bag of tricks. What surprises many is that the majority of what we carry we don’t even use at the birth. Our most important tool is our hands. This tool is always available to comfort and support the mother. Sometimes though, mom may need…

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How to help your morning sickness

  Morning sickness is a common calamity that the majority of pregnant women experience, some to pretty serious degrees. There are a variety of ways to help alleviate some of the nausea. You will probably not be able to completely get rid of it until your body says it’s time, but these remedies can definitely…

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