Obviously, a lot of changes are happening for pregnant and birthing people today. The current state of affairs has COVID-19 impacting policies and protocols in health institutions everywhere. Please be aware that guidelines and policies are changing almost daily, so check in with your local, national and global health experts for the most up-to-date information. … Continue reading Birth During Pandemic: Visitors, Policies & Help
Disclosure: As the sole owner, writer, and publisher of this website content, I confirm I DO NOT receive (and never have received) money, sponsorship or promotion exchange from any cloth diaper manufacturers, sellers or affiliates. First things first: Cloth diapering doesn't have to be all or nothing. You can choose to cloth diaper 24/7 from … Continue reading Everything You Need To Know About Cloth Diapering
You may be wondering, what does advocacy in birth even look like? First know this: it's crucial for any birthing person to be aware of the policies and systemic restrictions of the intended birth place. This means not only getting on the same page with your care provider about how they approach various scenarios, but … Continue reading How To Advocate For Yourself In Birth
First, I would like to preface by saying I firmly believe in a birthing person's ability to bring a baby into the world without a whole lot of (or any) "stuff." I never use all the contents of my bag, I often rely on one or two things, and I sometimes even forgo all of … Continue reading What’s In My Doula Bag?
First things first: Pitocin is not oxytocin. Oxytocin is the "love hormone" generated in labor that primarily contracts the uterus, but as a brain-based hormone its influence spans the body. It's very active in the birth giver's brain, and plays a role in protecting certain receptors in the baby's brain, too.Pitocin is a synthetic form … Continue reading Pitocin & Postpartum Depression/Anxiety