Is VBAC Right for You?
Csection, doula, labor and delivery, Midwife, VBAC

Is A VBAC Right For You?

April is Cesarean Awareness Month, so I thought today would be a great day to discuss C-sections and VBACs (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean).  As a Cesarean and VBAC mama, I will be the first person to tell you that sometimes C-sections are necessary. It is so awesome that modern medicine can save the lives of …

How My Business Got Its Name
business info, homebirth, Midwife, student midwife

How I Became Comforts of Home Midwifery

Let’s face it.  I stink at naming.  When I was 8, I won a stuffed rabbit in a drawing at a Hallmark stationary store.  Years later when his fur had rubbed off from being loved so much, his name was still only Bunny.  6 years later, my sister’s cat had kittens.  I was allowed to …

Why I Became a Midwife
business info, childbirth classes, doula, homebirth, labor and delivery, Midwife, pregnancy, VBAC

Why I Became a Midwife

My Mom’s Birth Experience One of the questions that I get asked the most is, “Why did I become a midwife?”.  It starts with my mom’s pregnancy with my little sister.  When my mom was pregnant with my sister Carina, we moved from Bishop, CA to Ridgecrest, CA which was about 2 1/2 hours away.  …

Should My Other Children Be Present at My Birth?
homebirth, labor and delivery, Midwife, pregnancy

Should My Children Be Present at My Birth?

Are you thinking about having your other children present for your birth?  This meme made the rounds on Facebook in the last 9 months or so. I found it pretty humorous, so I saved it.  Women have many different reasons why or why they may not want their children present.  This decision is very personal.  …

The Elusive Dream Birth
Csection, homebirth, labor and delivery, Midwife, pregnancy, VBAC

The Elusive Dream Birth

I am about to get controversial on you.  There is one thing that I think many birth professionals are doing a disservice to our clients on in the natural birth community. We teach women to pursue the perfect dream birth in many ways. Some of this is through books that encourage calling contractions rushes or …