I am now in my 12th week of pregnancy. Recently, I made the decision to switch care providers and go back to the homebirth midwife we used for our first two children. Homebirth care is something that I find a lot of people are curious about, even if they themselves don’t want to birth outside … Continue reading 12 Week Prenatal Care with a Homebirth Midwife
If you regularly read this blog, then you may remember that I suffered through my second miscarriage back in June. Well, six weeks later I got the surprise of my life: a positive pregnancy test! Even though I was thrilled to once again be expecting, I emotionally did not feel ready. I was still trying … Continue reading Pregnancy After Loss: Overcoming Anxiety
It's been a while since I've posted anything, but I promise I have a good reason. On April 22 we got this news: Baby #4 is on the way! I'm now 11 weeks, and estimated due date is Christmas Day. Even though we wanted another, and even though I suspected for a few days before … Continue reading Surprise!
One question I am usually asked by a couple is: "Will having a doula benefit my husband/partner? Is there a need for a doula since I will have my husband there to support me?" It can be hard for me to articulately answer this question, as I have never been in that role before. I … Continue reading A Doula’s Role from a Husband’s Perspective