The Many Faces of Home Birth

Book Review – The Many Faces of Home Birth

Do you love to read a good birth story?  Are you tired of only hearing people’s horror stories about birth?  If either of these applies to you, you might want to check out The Many Faces of Home Birth by Shantel Silbernagel.  It is a collection of a good variety of birth stories. I hadn’t …

Testimonial Tuesday – Ashley S.

Ever wonder what people are saying about Mercy and Comforts of Home Midwifery.  We are introducing a feature called Testimonial Tuesday.  Once a month, we will add a testimonial from women (or their husbands!), so you can see what other have to say about our services. Also you can find out more by going to …

Client just gave birth on birth stool.

Tools of the Trade – Birth Stools

What is a birthing stool and why would I want to use one? History of the Birthing Stool According to Wikipedia, birthing chairs or stools can be traced back as far as 1450 BC Egypt, 200BC Greece, and 100 BC Britain.  Asian, African, Pacific Islander, and Native American artwork has been found depicting women birthing …

Father helping with his new baby.

Involving Fathers in Pregnancy and Birth

One of the special things about being a midwife is getting to work with couples.  I love watching that special bond between a couple.  I may see it during prenatal visits when they are sitting across from me while telling a story.  It really shows up during the birthing process.  We love involving dads and …

Tips for Parenting with Disabilities

How To Get Prepared For Parenthood When You Have A Disability

  I was recently approached by Ashley Taylor from DisabledParents.org about doing a guest post for parents with disabilities.  This is what Ashley has to say.   Being a parent is one of the most rewarding jobs on Earth, yet it’s also one of the most stressful. Add a disability into the mix and you can …