Being pregnant was a cake walk in comparison to life once baby is earthside. I did as much as I could to prepare myself emotionally, physically, and mentally for life with a baby (and then 15 months later, another baby). And through my two experiences of life with a newborn, I have come up with some tips on how to make the transition easiest for you, your baby, and your partner.
In this Instagram Live video, I discuss some interesting facts about birth. These include: Nuchal Cords, Third Stage Labor (Birthing your Placenta), Birth Plans and your Physician, Pushing and Pooping, and Perineal Health and Tearing.
As a part of my Tuesdays are for Tips Instagram Live video series, I discussed some of the benefits into why you should hire a doula to assist you during pregnancy and birth. Below the video is a brief outline of what I am discussing in the event you want to try to skip around. … Continue reading The Benefits of Hiring a Doula
Orange County birth doula providing support during pregnancy, labor and delivery, postpartum, and beyond!
It's true that whether or not you enjoy your pregnancy has to do with how your body is feeling, and some of that you can control and some you can't. But, for what you can control you should take advantage of! As I have two successful pregnancies under my belt, I thought I'd share with … Continue reading How to Have an Enjoyable Pregnancy
I have spoken to many people about how we brought our babies into this world; that we had two unmedicated births at a birth center (not in a hospital). Many people either look at us like we are crazy or they look at us with extreme intrigue. I say "us" and "we" because Conrad (my … Continue reading Why I chose a Natural Birth
It seems that once you become a mother and you are nursing your child, you are constantly worried about whether or not you have enough milk. More often than not, you usually do. But, that doesn't mean you can't help your body make more! There are tons of ways you can help to increase your … Continue reading Easy Ways to Increase Your Milk Supply
When I found out I was pregnant with my second baby, my first was just barely 6.5 months old. It was a complete and utter shock to me. My world dramatically changed with that one little pregnancy test and I didn't know what I was going to do. Now that my baby boy is here … Continue reading Tips for Preparing for Life with Two Under Two
The best ways to use Essential Oils during pregnancy plus my favorite recipes for headaches, swelling, back pain, nausea, and more!
12 Tips to help you have a successful natural labor and delivery of your child! One of the most difficult endeavors we will ever go through as women is also one that we tend to have the least preparation for. Don’t go into one of the most important days of your life unprepared.
I am a huge fan of essential oils. I think they are an amazing way to stimulate naturally occurring processes in the body. You can use them topically and aromatically. I do love making roller bottles, sprays, lotions, and other toiletries with essential oils - but, I also love love love diffusing them. I used this labor blend … Continue reading Labor Diffuser Essential Oil Blend