Category Archives: Labor

“Optimal Parenting 101″

I am excited to be part of  a carefully selected panel of experts for “Optimal Parenting 101″ an online course offered April 8-12, 2013.  I will be discussing the importance of preconception healthcare in having a healthy and joyful pregnancy, birth and baby. This course is free and offered through En*theous University – an online […]

Healthy Gut Flora in Babies

Here’s an interesting article I found yesterday in the NY Times which reports on a recent study published in the CMAJ about healthy gut flora in babies. This report suggests that babies born vaginally and babies who are breast feed may have healthier gut flora than babies born via C-section and fed only formula. Healthy […]

Mind Over Labor, Except During Labor

For someone who believes in the intimate connection between mind and body, labor, for me, was a time of their strong separation. Labor was all body. My mind was elsewhere, unaware of time or the physical sensations experienced. I let my body go and do what it naturally knows how to do. But, it took […]

Our Beautiful Girl Arrives After a Beautiful Homebirth

Kirk and I welcomed our daughter, Sophie Josephina, born Friday, October 30th at 7:46AM. She seemed to fall gracefully through me and into this world with her eyes wide open. My entire pregnancy, labor and first week at home with our daughter has been magical. I do believe this has a lot to do with […]