Parenting is flooded with acronyms; CIO, RIE, BLW, EBF, and on and on. I’ve been a mom for almost ten years now, and the only acronym that has worked for me consistently is DWW: Do What Works! While parenting...
Every pregnancy has its own share of joys and difficulties. When the adorable pregnancy announcements, lovely pregnancy photo shoots, and cute baby showers are over, it is time for soon-to-be moms to focus on your baby’s delivery. The truth...
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What C-Section Moms Need

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April is Cesarean Awareness Month, which gives me the opportunity to reflect back on my Cesarean birth and what I needed after. I don’t claim to speak for every mom who has given birth by C-section, but there are six...
Birth evokes varied emotions, opinions and expectations. Whether it's medicated or cesarean at the hospital, with a doula, at a birthing center, or at home, choosing where to birth is one piece along the journey. People often appeared surprised...
Surrogacy is becoming more and more common, but it is often misunderstood. Did you know that Oregon is one of the most surrogacy-friendly states in the country, while it is still illegal in Washington state? The surrogacy landscape is...
I’m a midwife and mummy of three. I’ve delivered hundreds of babies in different countries and cultures around the world, from Africa to Australia. Birth is both my profession and passion, therefore making the right choice for my own...
VBAC

How My VBAC Healed Me

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On August 2nd, 2016 I achieved the unimaginable. I had such a low probability of success that my decision to attempt a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) sounded pretty crazy. But something stubborn, calm, and unwavering inside of me...
A woman pregnant with twins seems to be a natural spectacle. And I get it; carrying more than one baby is kind of crazy and fascinating. Seriously, I feel that way on a daily basis. So you can imagine...
My son Tabor has been an only child for seven years. To be honest, he’s got a pretty sweet gig going; undivided attention from not just two, but FOUR parents (his dad and I both are remarried). Ever since...
I didn’t create a Facebook account until my daughter was six months old, so my options for telling the world that she was coming were relatively few. Seven years later, the ways to spread the new baby news seem limitless....

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Bloom 2021 :: A (Virtual) Event for New and Expecting Parents

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Though we all miss gathering together face-to-face, we are delighted to host the 2021 edition of Bloom virtually to allow as many parents as possible...
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