"Birth is so unpredictable, there's no point in writing a birth plan! It'll just get tossed out anyway." "Don't bother writing a birth plan, the hospital staff will just laugh at it." "Why do you need a plan? Just rely on your care providers to tell you what to do when you get to the… Continue reading Why Write a Birth Plan?
Finally, after months of waiting, the big day is here! You're pretty certain you're in labor, and your little one's arrival is in the very near future. But, you are not in active labor quite yet--contractions are not 4-5 minutes apart lasting one minute over the course of an hour (the most common marker given… Continue reading 10 Things to Do in Early Labor
There is a wealth of information out there about why doulas are a great choice for moms and about the many benefits of having a doula at your birth, such as higher satisfaction with the birth experience, lower incidence of c-sections, lower incidence of interventions, and a general feeling of being better informed and capable… Continue reading Dads and Doulas: Complementary Partners During Birth