Attending a Birth While Having a Miscarriage

Attending a Birth While Having a Miscarriage

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As birth workers, we are no exception to the number of women that experience early pregnancy loss, stillbirth or infant loss (1 in 4). Even so, I have never had anyone ever mention it to me; how it would feel, the swirl of emotions I would experience. So, here I am to break that silence….

Racism in Maternal Care

Racism in Maternal Care

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You’d think we are in a time where everyone would be treated equally. Those in a professional position would not complete their duties based on the ethnicity of a person – so we would think. If you look at the birth outcomes of each ethnicity, you will find that things are not equal. It is…

The Birth Story Criticized Around The World

The Birth Story Criticized Around The World

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Recently, photos of Megan have filled the social media world, especially from free birth skeptics and doula groups that do not approve of a doula stepping out of scope to fully support all women. But did we really get the full story from a blog post that absolutely trashes any birth that occurs outside of…

Are Doulas Only for Home Births?

Are Doulas Only for Home Births?

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The simple answer is NO! Doulas are great for everyone, regardless of your birth plan! Regardless of where you deliver, a Doula is a great person to have on your team. Doulas are proven to play a large roll in birth outcome; just by having her knowledge and voice present to advocate and protect you….

Natural Fertility Boosters You Probably Haven’t Tried

Natural Fertility Boosters You Probably Haven’t Tried

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HERBAL is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. When you are struggling to conceive, you will try just about everything to get you that BFP (that is, Big Fat Positive), but is what the doctors are recommending truly…

High Sex Drive During Ovulation: A Biological Desire to Procreate

High Sex Drive During Ovulation: A Biological Desire to Procreate

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Most articles claim that there is nothing biological that naturally gives women a desire to conceive. – I beg to differ. Our bodies are set up to desire sex around time of ovulation. Those with regulated hormone function anyway! Our hormones work in harmony throughout our cycles to accommodate each stage. After menses, the level…

Having TWO uteruses and cervixes – An Anatomy Anomaly

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Have you ever heard of someone being pregnant but never noticing because they still had a period? How about someone who was pregnant but conceived again while pregnant, carrying two babies? It is possible! There are many variables that could cause this to happen. Today, we are going to talk about a few variations of…

Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby!

Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby!

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Sex is such a taboo topic in our society, isn’t it?? But… why?? If we were more open and proud about our sensuality and sexuality, perhaps we would be able to solve more issues such as painful sex, boring sex, or even, lack thereof. There are so many variables and subjects to discuss in sex,…

“Birth High” After Delivery

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After a natural physiological birth, did you feel kind of out of it? Say some super funny things? Not know exactly what was going on for a little while after delivery? This is what we call the “After Birth High”! But why does this happen?! During physiological – undisturbed labor/birth we experience a normal hormonal…

🌸 Fetal Ejection Reflex (FER)🌸

🌸 Fetal Ejection Reflex (FER)🌸

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You know how when you watch movies, doctors will instruct a woman when to push while delivering her baby? Did you know that “pushing” usually isn’t even necessary during natural labor and birth? Instructed pushing can actually be harmful. Mother should be following her instincts, solely, instead of relying on others to tell her when…

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