What I Wish I Knew about after Baby Comes
postpartum

What I Wish I Knew About What Happens After the Baby Comes

Do you know anything about the changes in your body after having a baby?  Do know anything about taking care of a newborn?  With families being smaller these days and things that involve the female body being kept secret and often seen as being shameful, we don’t see many of these aspects of birth until …

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My Bradley Birth

In honor of my 2nd son’s 21st birthday today, I wrote out his birth story.  Happy Birthday Kodi! My 2nd pregnancy In Why I Became a Midwife, I talk about how I attended Bradley classes with a friend.  They were a huge catalyst in becoming interested in natural childbirth and eventually midwifery.  When I got …

Testimonial Tuesday
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Testimonial Tuesday – as a backup midwife

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 …

What I Wish I Knew about Birth
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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
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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
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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
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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 …