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Hospital Bag Checklist

Hospital Bag Checklist

Most of us struggle to pack light for a weekend away. Packing for night or two at the hospital, while you’re giving birth, and then when you have a new addition to the family can be more than overwhelming! What do you need? What does your birth support person need? What does your baby need? The possibilities can seem endless and impossible to navigate. Before you know it, you’ve got three bags full, including half of your baby’s newborn wardrobe. So what do you actually need to pack in your hospital bag? Lets break it down for planned labors, planned C-sections, and planned home births in case of transfer.

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Placenta Rituals

Placenta Rituals

The moments after birth, no matter how the birth progressed, are sacred. From home births to c-sections, there is a certain feel to the air that comes with the emergence of new life. The smells, sounds, and sensations will be fresh in mama’s mind for years to come, even when all other details become blurry and begin to fade.

The delivery of the placenta—the afterbirth—is often overlooked as a side note in birthing preparations. It might be considered a matter of course, another thing to tidy up after the baby is born, but not a significant moment. In countless births every day, it’s simply wrapped up and thrown away with the rest of the mess that comes with birth.

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Children at Birth- Should you have your kids with you when you give birth?

Children at Birth- Should you have your kids with you when you give birth?

Having siblings in the room during birth can create an incredible bond for kids of any age. Younger children benefit from being witness to the transition from mommy’s growing belly to a baby in arms. Older children can benefit from the emotional intensity of birth and what it takes to bring a baby into the world. Today, we will talk about how you can prepare yourself, your family, and your environment for the process of birth.

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Writing a Homebirth Birth Plan

Writing a Homebirth Birth Plan

Today, I'm happy to have a guest post featured at The Birth Hour, all about writing a homebirth birth plan. I love the process of anticipation that comes before birth. The way a mama prepares, expects, and dreams of birth is absolutely beautiful, and I am honored to be witness to it. The birth plan is often a central part of this process, no matter where you plan to give birth. Over the years, I’ve helped hundreds of women through the process of writing a homebirth birth plan, and I’ve narrowed it down to some simple steps for you.

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How to Prepare for a Planned C-Section

How to Prepare for a Planned C-Section

A midwife or doula’s goal is to see every woman birth in safe, empowering, and beautiful ways. Sometimes, for various reasons, that looks like a Cesarean section, and sometimes that includes planned C-sections. There is no reason to expect less of your birth experience in the case of a planned C-section. When a C-section is the planned birth process, you have some more freedom to work with your doctor than in the case of an emergency.

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