Preparing for Breastfeeding

I often ask women who are expecting if they have prepared for breastfeeding.  Sometimes I get “I took a breastfeeding class at the hospital” or “I read a book,” but often I just get a blank stare.  Prepare for breastfeeding?  Why prepare for breastfeeding?  It is natural, right?  Yes, breastfeeding is instinctual for babies, but […]

Using a Midwife (Types of Midwives)

Many women desire the benefits of midwifery care for their pregnancy but become overwhelmed when they start to look into it and find that there are many different types of midwives to choose from. While options, certifications, and even legality vary from one state to another and from one country to the next, here are […]

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 […]