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 …

fetoscope

Tools of the Trade – Fetoscope

Last month, I posted about the pros and cons of using a handheld device to listen to babies heartbeat intermittently versus using continuous fetal monitoring like hospitals do.  You can read that post here.  The focus on that post was more on using a handheld Doppler which uses sound waves to pick up the echo …

Tools of the Trade - Doppler

Tools of the Trade – Doppler

Can you listen to the baby’s heartbeat?  How do you do that without lugging around those big old machines like the hospital has?  These are some of the questions that I get asked pretty frequently.  There are several different types of devices to listen to baby’s heart rates during pregnancy and birth.  The hand held …

Exercise for Pregnancy

Exercise During Pregnancy

Are you getting any exercise during your pregnancy?  While you don’t want to start anything strenuous during pregnancy that you haven’t been doing previously, exercise has so many benefits.  It can help prevent constipation, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, leg cramps, and swelling of the ankles. It also prevents back pain by strengthening the muscles that support the back. …

Tools of the Trade - Tape Measure

Tools of the Trade – Tape Measure

This Tools of the Trade series is a spin off of a weekly business networking group that I attend.  I get 60 seconds every week to share about midwifery and birth with other business owners.  60 seconds is hard to fill.  What do I talk about in 60 seconds?  There is so much to say …

Testimonial Tuesday

Testimonial Tuesday – Katlin M.

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 …