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 …

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 …

Tools of the Trade - Urine Specimen

Tools of the Trade – Urine Specimen

Have you ever been to the doctor or midwife and been asked for a urine specimen?  Do you know why they do that? Why I check your urine Would you believe that your urine tells quite a bit about how your body is functioning?  It tells me a lot about what kind of things you …