Waiting on Labor and COVID-19

Waiting for labor is always a time of being "in limbo". It's even more true with the current social distancing and personal safety considerations necessary with COVID-19 spreading. Here are some of my thoughts on getting through the next few weeks if you're due any day. (Originally written for my Birth Doula support clients.) Disclaimer: […]

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The Perfect Birth Class that We Didn’t Know Existed

After hearing about the new Evidence Based Birth Childbirth Class, an expecting mom I spoke with summed it up well. “It’s exactly what we’re looking for! It’s the perfect birth class that we didn’t know existed.” The EBB Childbirth Class brings together the best features of traditional and modern options into one series. It’s a […]

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Final Nashville Birth Class of 2019 Promises to Deliver

You’ve decided to take a birth prep class. Yay! But it’s almost the end of the year and the winter holidays are swiftly approaching. Boo! Will you be able to find a Nashville birth class that fits your busy life? I have good news for you. You already have. The Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class […]

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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! Mentorship Program Newly launched mentoring program for Doulas, Childbirth Educators, and other birth workers Learn More Virtual Doula Support Professional Doula support wherever you are, provided 100% online Learn More Evidence Based […]

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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+Co = A Birth Story

Birth Doula Support at Baby and Co Birth Center in Nashville 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 […]

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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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