How to have a Natural Birth

Many families are beginning to realize how important a natural birth can be to both them and their babies. But the idea of having a natural birth can be overwhelming and when you first begin pursuing it. Here are a few tips on getting the natural birth you are looking for. 1) Take a natural…

What is a doula?

In our childbirth education classes, we recommend to parents that they seriously consider hiring a doula. There are many benefits to having a doula attend your birth, including fewer interventions, shorter labor and a more positive experience for both mom and dad. Physical and emotional support for mom are key to a great labor. So…

Well Prepared Partner

Today we wanted to share a thought with you from one of our online students. It shows how very important a well prepared partner is to the laboring woman. That is why we are so passionate about training him and teaching him right along side his birth partner. You just can’t neglect the birthing woman’s…

Where to Find a Doula for Your Birth

Doulas have proven to be a great way for the entire family to have a more wonderful birth experience.  A doula assists the mother and father to get the birth that they desire.  An experienced doula will feel comfortable doing everything from navigaing the procedures in the hospital to showing dad how to comfort mom. …

Choosing a Birth Photographer

Birth is one of life’s most amazing events.  It is natural to want to capture it in images that can be shared and enjoyed for years to come.  How should you choose the best birth photographer for you? Ask your childbirth educator who she recommends.  As a professional in your community, she will have contacts…

Five Ways to Avoid a C-section

The C-section rate is currently just over 30% in the US and many women wonder how they can avoid this surgery for their birth.  Below are five simple but effective things that any mother can do to help prevent her birth from being a C-section. 1.  Education- A woman who understands the process of labor and birth…