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In the Thick of It

As the one woman show of Strong as a Mother, I find myself in a position where I longingly desire to be poignant with my blog posts. To...

10 Tips For Breastfeeding Success

As a former labor nurse, and currently practicing as a certified lactation counselor and certified childbirth educator, I often find that...

Early Labor: What can I do to cope?

Early Labor Length Ahhh, early labor…the most unpredictable phase of labor in terms of length – for first time mothers, especially. ...

Surviving Postpartum

I wanted desperately that the title of this post be “Thriving, not just Surviving Postpartum.” But the reality is, postpartum and how we...

All About Birth Plans

What’s a birth plan? A birth plan is a flexible written document communicating to your birth team what your delivery and postpartum...

A Lesson on Birth Doulas

What is a Birth Doula? The word doula is of Greek origin, and means "women's servant." Today, a birth doula is best known as a trained...

The Shifts Where My Heart Breaks

I'm sure you've read the posts from other labor nurses before...what I'm writing about is nothing that hasn't been said by others. But...