Evidence Informed Practice in Midwifery: Striking the Balance Between Intuition and Research

Evidence-Informed Practice in Midwifery

Table of Contents The field of midwifery, as ancient as human civilization itself, has seen an exponential growth in knowledge with the rise of modern medicine. While it is imperative for all medical professionals, including midwives, to stay abreast of the latest findings in evidence-based practice, doing so can be challenging. First, the practical restraints […]

The Pregnancy Glucose Test

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Table of Contents As an expecting or new parent, your journey is going to be filled with countless new experiences and milestones. One of which is the pregnancy glucose test which you may have heard about from friends and family who have previously been pregnant. This crucial test is performed during pregnancy to screen for […]

The Power of Iron in Pregnancy: Fueling You and Your Baby

The Power of Iron in Pregnancy

Table of Contents Pregnancy is a transformative journey filled with countless changes and demands on your body. Among the many essential nutrients needed during this time, iron stands out as a key player in supporting both your well-being and the development of your baby. In this blog post, we’ll explore the importance of iron in […]

Comfort Measures for Labor and Birth

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Table of Contents  As you start to prepare for the arrival of your baby, it’s important to familiarize yourself with helpful comfort measures that can help you cope with the sensations and challenges of labor and birth. This is my guide for expecting parents and support people on different techniques and strategies that can enhance […]

How to prepare for breastfeeding while pregnant

How to prepare for breastfeeding during pregnancy

Table of Contents Breastfeeding and chestfeeding is an important aspect of early parenthood that requires preparation and planning. While you are pregnant, you may want to start thinking about how to prepare for breastfeeding to ensure a successful and enjoyable experience for both you and your baby. Here are some tips on how to prepare […]

What is Prodromal Labor?

What is Prodromal Labor

Table of Contents As your due window (37 weeks to 42 weeks) approaches, you may start experiencing contractions that come and go but don’t seem to progress into active labor. This type of labor is known as prodromal labor or false labor. While it can be frustrating and exhausting, it’s a normal part of the […]

The Roots of Remedies: The History of Lemon Balm, Yarrow, & Echinacea

Lemon balm, Yarrow, & echinacea

The Roots of Remedies Lemon balm, Echinacea, & Yarrow Table of Contents The history of plant medicine is a testament to the wisdom and resilience of humanity. From the Neolithic to modern times, across continents and cultures, the use of plant medicine has been an integral part of human existence. It has been passed down […]

What are the benefits of Water Birth?

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Birthing people looking for unmedicated comfort options may find laboring and birthing in a birth pool or birth tub to be an option for pain management in labor. Immersion in a water birth tub or pool can reduce the risk of perineal trauma, shorten labor length, and increase birth satisfaction rates. Several studies have shown that being […]

How to Use Lavender for Pregnancy

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What is lavender? Lavandula Officinalis also known as Lavender is a mint plant native to southern France and the Mediterranean, the lavender plant enjoys growing in sunny locations without frequent watering (Elpel, 2008; Gladstar, 2012). This aromatic purple-flowered plant is a historical herb that has been used for perfumes and medicine for hundreds of years […]

What is Water Birth?

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Giving birth is one of the most incredible events in life. For parents-to-be who are looking for an unmedicated birth experience, water births may be the perfect option. But what are the benefits of having a water birth? And is it right for you? Let’s look at this unique labor and birth option and learn […]