Monthly Archives: March 2013

Finley’s Birth Story – challenges and triumphs

I have many birth stories on my blog…most of which were written from my point of view. That’s all fine and good, but as you know from reading my blog (I’m sure) – obviously I have a deep passion for what I do and that is going to skew my perspective in telling the stories. […]

I don’t empower my clients!

I just had a lovely 6-week postpartum visit (the final for this pregnancy) with a fantastic family whose first baby was born in a hospital – while this current little sweetheart she was nursing was born into a birthing pool in her bedroom. As we neared the end of the visit, we asked the question […]

Sierra shares: Birth Story of Monte

Montgomery Shane January 19th, 2013, 9:13am 7lbs 4oz 19 ½” I believe in love at first site. My second birth was vastly different from my first, which had involved multiple interventions (epidural, vacuum, episiotomy, manual extraction) and violated my birth plan in so many ways. With my first child I spent the entire pregnancy allowing […]

Arizona Newborn Screens (formerly PKU test)

There is a test that will be offered to your baby called the “Newborn Screen” – whether your baby is born at home or in a hospital or birthing center, this test will be offered to your baby. Some people mistakenly call it the “PKU test”….the reason that is a mistake is that PKU (phenylketonuria) […]