It's your body. It's your birth.

Birth is normal, safe and natural. While birth is common, it is also unique and special for every woman. As a parent, you have the right to choose where and how to give birth along with the level of care you desire. A holistic approach to birth includes birth education, emotional support, and good health. These essential "ingredients" give you the foundation you need to make informed, safe choices during your birth and the childbearing years.

Together

Becoming a parent in modern day life can be a bit challenging, finding a community to learn, share and grow with is a great way to off-set challenges while preparing for birth. Let us provide you with great resources during this tender passage into motherhood.

holding belly

Prenatal Services

There are many options for support and education during your pregnancy from prenatal yoga, birth education and even simple consultations. There are a multitude of good reasons to seek education, support and even an exercise routine while you're pregnant. 

Working out will help you sleep better, boost energy, decrease minor aches and pains, and improve circulation. And since blood volume increases when you're expecting, keeping it flowing will also help curb swelling, leg cramps, varicose veins, constipation and hemorrhoids. Not bad for 30 minutes of exercise three to five times a week.  Learn More

couple with newborn

Your Birth

Did you know that historically, most women gave birth at home without emergency medical care available? Women who are adequately prepared are innately able to give birth without routine medical interventions. In addition, a woman who is supported to labor as she instinctively wants to, is a woman who will likely feel positive about her birth experience and future parenting skills. Birth is a sacred and tender experience. Let Holistic Birth nurture you as you welcome your baby into this world. More about births

newborn baby

Post Natal Services

Welcome to parenthood! Having a new baby can take a toll on both mother and child. Here's what you can do about post-pregnancy's most common challenges. Learn More

Recommended Readings

There are thousands of books offering information and suggestions for child bearing years. Don't feel obligated to read them all. Pick a few that you feel connected to and avoid overcomplicating life. Here's my top 5:

  • The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer  
  • Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
  • HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method: A natural approach to a safe, easier, more comfortable birthing (3rd Edition) 
  • Natural Baby and Childcare: Practical Medical Advice and Holistic Wisdom for Raising Healthy Children
  • Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids: 7 Keys to Turn Family Conflict into Cooperation by Sura Hart & Victoria Kindle Hodson 

These books provide concise, well researched information on birth and child care. Please consider reading these to help you understand your body and birth. Above all, trust your body and intuition.


Additional topics and resources:

Group B Strep:

http://mothering.com/pregnancy-birth/treating-group-b-strep

Huge list of linked info on Group B Strep from midwives

Delayed cord clamping:

Article explaining the 3rd stage of labor and delayed cord clamping

Scientific Study on delayed clamping

Circumcision:

http://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/circumcision

Family Photography

Pregnancy, Birth, Baby Pictures, Birthdays, Weddings

Simple & Affordable