Why I LOVE Effacement More Than Dilation

Why I LOVE Effacement More Than Dilation

Birth is not just about dilation – don’t forget effacement (This post first appeared in March 2015 and has been updated). I was at a birth a few years back. When mom was admitted to the hospital she was 4 cm dilated and 40% effaced. Three hours later,...
Top 5 Powerful Essential Oils To Help You Birth

Top 5 Powerful Essential Oils To Help You Birth

Do you have your essential oils for birth? Essential oils are an important part of my daily life and have been for many years now. I love the positive effects they can have and the benefits that my family and I see when using them. We diffuse them in our home to...
Five Myths About Birth on TV and in the Movies

Five Myths About Birth on TV and in the Movies

Do you watch birth on TV and in the movies? I am seeing a lot of birth on TV these days, in shows such as  ‘Jane the Virgin’, ‘Offspring’, Grey’s Anatomy and The Mindy Project. And of course there are classic birth scenes that come to mind like Rachel’s in...
YES, PLEASE!
YES, PLEASE!
YES, PLEASE!