Prevent Postpartum Hemorrhage & Protect the Third Stage

An article was published this week about a mother dying hours after childbirth because her OB immediately pulled her placenta out after the baby was born. I wish this was a rare story, but that practice is absolutely commonplace. I started noticing this trend of OBs...

How Duality Harms the Birthing Community

Each and every one of us has been born. And many of us will give birth ourselves. Birth is a human experience that touches us all, and there are common threads in birth that tie us all together. However, the birth experience, just like the human experience, can vary...

My First Births

My work with birthing women began unexpectedly, shockingly, and beautifully. I’d like to share with you the stories of the very first two births that I attended. I was working as a translator for my mom (a labor and delivery nurse), on a birth floor in a very...