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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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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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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Celebrating VBA2C success

CELEBRATING VBA2C SUCCESS I haven’t forgotten how wonderful it was to have Heidi with my husband and I while we labored for 30 hrs until Emma made her entrance into this world. What I recall most is Heidi’s quiet confidence… she knows her stuff and I can attest to that. Heidi answered all my questions and […]

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Birth & Babies: Jessica’s vbac Journey

In the natural birth community, it is sometimes assumed that a woman who has a cesarean section will be dissatisfied with her birth experience. And in many cases, that would be correct. Or that a woman who has a natural birth with no complications will be thrilled about her experience. This is often correct as […]

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Birth & Babies: Kasey’s Circle of Life

Before I tell you about my birth, I want to begin by sharing that having a birth doula was the best decision my husband and I could have ever made about the birth of our son.  Heidi was amazing (before, during and after the birth).  Even though my pregnancy went as planned, the birth was […]

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