Monthly Archives: October 2011

Magic Umbilical Cords

I am amazed by just about everything having to do with birth….mothers, the creation of babies from a sperm and egg, the childbirth process, the placenta, the umbilical cord… Aaahhhh….that umbilical cord. That magical connection that grows life. It filters, it provides, it knows when to start and it knows when baby no longer needs […]

CAUL BABIES!

There’s something special about a baby being born “in the caul”….meaning, the amniotic sac remains intact until baby is most or all of the way born. Cultures all around the world have things to say about babies born in the caul – all of them special and good! (babies will have a blessed life, they […]

Welcome Earthside Baby Memphis!

All births are special…beautiful…sacred. However, while some bring a tear to your eye, others make you cry tears that seem to pour out from your soul. This was shared by the parents, Caitlin and Joe – it is the story of their first baby Memphis’ birth – he was born in the middle of a […]

MYTH-understandings

There are a lot of common myths that I hear regularly as a midwife – common enough I thought I’d toss a blog post out addressing them! Some are funny, some have a basis in truth…but some can be dangerous. 1. PREGNANT WOMEN ARE FRAGILE AND NEED TO RESTRICT ACTIVITIES: Don’t run, don’t jump, don’t […]

TRANSITION

If you are currently pregnant or have had a baby in the past….the word transition takes on a whole new meaning. For most women this is the ‘big scary’ – the part of the labor that so many women fear so deeply that they plan to offer up their veins and their spine to prevent […]