What I Wish I Knew about Birth
homebirth, labor and delivery

What I Wish I Knew About Birth

How much do you know about birth?  In the media, we see these big, dramatic events.  The woman’s water breaks dramatically.  Her contractions start hard and fast.  She screams at whoever is there that she needs to go to the hospital NOW.  The baby arrives with puffing, panting, and screaming.  Our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and …

What I wish I knew about pregnancy
maternity, pregnancy, prenatal

What I Wish I Knew about Pregnancy

Do you like to read?  Whenever I got pregnant with my first baby, my mom got me “What to Expect When You are Expecting”.  My parents encouraged a lifestyle of reading and learning.  Each new stage of life or anything that we wanted to learn about meant a new book.  Each additional pregnancy meant that …

Testimonial Tuesday
homebirth, labor and delivery, Midwife, testimonial

Testimonial Tuesday – from another midwife’s client

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 …

The ABCs of Pain Relief during labor
childbirth classes, doula, homebirth, labor and delivery, maternity, pregnancy, prenatal

The ABCs of Pain Relief During Labor

This post is based on a graphic that Birth Arts International posted called A-Z Pain Relief in Labor. A. Aromatherapy Essential oils used properly can be helpful for a number of things during labor.  In the book Essential Oil for Maternity by AromaTools, lavender, clary sage, ylang ylang, basil and the doTerra specific oils Balance …

How to Afford a Midwife
homebirth, labor and delivery, maternity, Midwife, pregnancy, prenatal

16 Ways to Afford a Midwife

Many people when considering having a home birth are worried about the cost.  If you are a cash pay client, many midwives charge far less than what you would pay in a hospital.  With the rising costs of insurances, co-pays, and deductibles, my fee is frequently less than what many people would have to pay …