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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How to Design a Birth Plan

…and then Deconstruct it (An easy but essential 12-step birth plan process.) You’re pregnant. Congratulations! Do you know yet if it’s a boy or a girl? What color will the nursery be? You have a design in mind, don’t you? Yeah, you probably had something in mind all along. Have you designed your birth yet? […]

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Birth & Babies: Kristin’s vbac Experience

I had an awful experience with the birth of my first son in 2008.  The same old OB routine that is so common it’s disturbing: not dilating and progressing as they want you to; being pressured into epidural and pitocin; pitocin affects the baby’s heart rate dramatically and boom, you’re in the OR having an […]

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