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 …

The ABCs of Pain Relief during labor

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 …

Why I Became a Midwife

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.  …