Instagram Links

Hey there, Instagram followers! This is the place to find all of the links related to my latest and greatest Insta posts. Enjoy! Savvy Birth Pro Workshop from Evidence Based Birth Details & Registration Facebook event for March 10 workshop in Nashville Comfort Measures for L&D Nurses Workshop from Evidence Based Birth Details & Registration Facebook event […]

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Eating Dates During Pregnancy (and Enjoying It!)

You’ve probably heard by now that eating dates during the last weeks of your pregnancy may help your labor go more smoothly. Of all the natural “things to do” to help with birth, eating dates is one of the few that has real research to back it up. The studies are small but promising and […]

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2018 Continuing Education for Birth Professionals

Are you a Birth Professional in the Middle Tennessee region? OBGYNs, Midwives (CPMs and CNMs), L&D Nurses, Doulas, and Childbirth Educators will all benefit from these LOCAL Continuing Education events.  2018 Schedule* Evidence Based Birth® Seminar Series: Bridging the Evidence-Practice Gap January 27 (Clarksville, TN) 1.5 Nursing Contact Hours, 0.15 ACNM CEUs*, 1.50 AAFP Prescribed […]

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Peanut Balls: Changing Birth for Clarksville Moms

April 6, 2016. Mark this date. Something happened today that will affect hundreds of women in Clarksville, Tennessee. Gateway got balls! Six of them, to be exact. Red, yellow, pink, green, silver and blue. If you’ve been following my Gofundme campaign, you know exactly what I’m talking about. For the rest of you, let me […]

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Lilah + Baby+Company = A Birth Story

  Let me introduce you to Lilah. (She’s in there under the cute yellow hat.) This precious girl had the honor of being among the babies born during the first few weeks after the Nashville birth center, Baby+Company, had opened its doors. Hers was the first birth I attended there and I was delighted! Lilah […]

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VBAC Tips and Tricks

UPDATED JAN 2018 VBAC is a hot topic these days. It seems like I answer questions about it in forums, facebook groups, and random conversations daily. VBAC comes up almost as often as induction (which deserves its own post). If you’re reading this, you’ve likely had a cesarean birth in the past and are pregnant again […]

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New Option for Water Birth in Nashville

It’s official!  In an email sent out to current patients last week, Nashville’s Baby+Company Birth Center announced that they are now able to offer water BIRTH as an option! This makes them the only facility where you can both labor AND give birth in a birthing tub. Finally, water birth in Nashville is a reality! Baby+Co […]

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The good news and bad news about eating during labor

Good news, ladies! It’s safe to eat and drink during labor. The American Society of Anesthesiology‘s recent research review suggests, “Most healthy women can skip the fasting and, in fact, would benefit from eating a light meal during labor.” (With a short list of exceptions. These factors include eclampsia, pre-eclampsia, obesity and the use of opioids […]

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Can you describe your birth using emoticons only?

What's your story? Can you describe your labor in pictures only? We shared stories this way in a doula group this morning and it was hilarious. Humor me! Tell your birth story using emoticons. No words allowed. 😉 #Nashvillebaby #Nashvilledoula #Nashvillemoms #birthcenter #naturalbirth #hospitalbirth #birthstory #birth #builttobirth #homebirth #waterbirth #birthdaze #birthwarrior #hellobaby #menatbirth #dadsatbirth #doula […]

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Event: Birth Tools Class

Coming to Clarksville, TN, Sunday, November 1, 2015 BIRTH TOOLS CLASS: labor prep crash course Location: Marathon Chiropractic, 1715 Wilma Rudolph Blvd, Clarksville, TN Time: 4:30 – 7:30 pm You’ve read some books, registered at the hospital, chosen a baby name and shopped for a car seat.  But are you ready for labor itself?  What […]

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