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 …

How to Afford a Midwife

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 …

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 …