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Natural Birth, We Don’t do it for the Pain

Posted on: July 19, 2019 | Labor and Birth, Natural Childbirth, Pregnancy

Natural birth

Women choose spontaneous vaginal deliveries or what most refer to as “natural birth” for a variety of reasons. None of which include, because they love pain.  “Birth bonding” according to Dr. Sears, is the first of 7 “B’s” of attachment parenting. Bonding with your baby prenatally, through labor, and literally …


Natural Birth, We Don’t do it for the Pain…

Posted on: March 23, 2019 | Hospital Birth, Natural Childbirth

Natural birth

Women choose spontaneous vaginal deliveries or what most refer to as “natural birth” for a variety of reasons. None of which include, because they love pain.  “Birth bonding” according to Dr. Sears, is the first of the 7 “B’s” of attachment parenting.  Bonding with your baby prenatally and throughout your …


Birth is Natural and So are Tornadoes…

Posted on: March 6, 2019 | Labor and Birth, Natural Childbirth

Birth is natural

I’m sure we all agree that birth is a normal, natural physiological function, right? We believe in our bodies and we believe in the innate wisdom of our babies to find their way through our bodies. Birth is natural. But so are tornadoes! The thing about natural birth is that …


Knowledge is Power

Posted on: June 25, 2013 | Musing, Natural Childbirth, Parenting Philosophy

Even When it Makes You Feel Like a Failure! I’m a doula.  I know a lot about breastfeeding.  I know how to help a baby latch shortly after birth, I can answer any question you have, I could fill pages and pages writing advice for different scenarios and concerns. What …


Get Me a F*ckin’ Epidural!

Posted on: April 10, 2013 | Hospital Birth, Labor and Birth, Natural Childbirth

“I want an epidural” O.k. What I really said was, “GET ME A FUCKIN’ EPIDURAL!” Here’s what I missed at the childbirth class that I took when I was pregnant with Erica. I heard the word focus. I thought, ok, she means a focal point, a strong awareness, an understanding …


Confidence + Pregnancy = Peace

Posted on: February 26, 2013 | Doula Life, Labor and Birth, Natural Childbirth

Journal Entry, 2009 Dear Diary, When we did XXXX’s prenatal appointment she was so calm. It was as if she had given birth many times all ready, although this was her first pregnancy. She didn’t ask the usual questions like how will I know when I’m in labor? What do …


Which Childbirth Class is Right for You?

Posted on: January 26, 2013 | Labor and Birth, Natural Childbirth

Hypnobirthing, The Bradley Method, Lamaze…. Boy oh boy, so many to choose from…. How will you pick the class that’s right for you? Do you know enough about each method to choose the childbirth class that you are philosophically aligned with? Do your research and read up a bit on …


Who is The Rock N’ Roll Doula?

Posted on: January 16, 2013 | Natural Childbirth

Ok… here we go! I am a regular girl. My body makes noise even when I don’t want it to. I don’t try to be more than I am but hold myself to a very high standard according to my (dead) mother. Oh, we’ll get to that…. Anyway, back to …