Pregnancy and Childbirth During the Covid-19 Pandemic

All of us are struggling right now through this pandemic. We have constant worries and stress about the economy, our health, our family, or isolation, and mental health. But our expecting couples have a whole different level of stress right now. Women are being...
Doulas Part II

Doulas Part II

(Read to the end to hear my daughters funny birth story)Someone brought to my attention that my last post about doulas didn’t explain exactly why doulas are beneficial and what exactly they do. So I wanted to write another post explaining the benefits of having...
Doulas

Doulas

I was recently given an idea for a great topic on introducing the idea of Doula what their role is during birth. For years as a labor and delivery nurse, I cringed when I seen Doulas come in with patients. In many of the hospitals, I worked in it was an ongoing joke...
Labor Induction

Labor Induction

I want to talk about the topic of induction at 39 weeks. I was teaching a class the other evening and a client came up and told me that her doctor told her that she induces at 39 weeks. This client is a healthy first-time mom with no comorbidities, she is a physical...
Birth Nurse Gone Rogue!

Birth Nurse Gone Rogue!

Hello, Welcome to my blog. I have been a labor and delivery nurse for about 17 years now. When I started out I thought I was doing the best thing for the mamas I cared for, after all I went to nursing school to help others. Over the years I followed the orders of the...