Sleeping Safe

Sarah Buckley (who is quickly becoming one of my favorite resources) wrote an article called Ten Tips for Safe Sleeping. Definitely worth reviewing before you tuck baby in for the night! Put your baby on their back to sleep Keep you baby’s head uncovered during sleep Avoid entrapment hazards Avoid strangulation hazards Dress your baby […]

101 Reasons to Breastfeed

A great resource to support mamas on their breastfeeding journey.Some of my favorite reasons (of the 101 listed) are … Breast milk is more digestible than formula Breast milk contains immunities to disease and aids in the development of baby’s immune system Nursing helps moms lose weight after baby is born … GREAT REASON :) […]

Vaccine Class

Tuesday night we attended the vaccine class which was the pinnacle of our research. It was all I had hoped for and more … great handouts, awesome Q & A and a wonderful perspective from a reliable source. If you live near Portland, Oregon I highly recommend checking out Dr. Hofmann-Smith’s seminar. Well worth the […]

Doctor-midwife tensions run deep

This morning, Joe Rojas-Burke of The Oregonian released an article titled Doctor-midwife tensions run deep. He summarized the recent class action lawsuit to “cease intimidation and threats against midwives” between Oregon midwives and Oregon Health & Science University.Midwives say doctors and nurses at OHSU have filed baseless complaints to the licensing agency meant to thwart […]

Leaving Well Alone

Sarah Buckley who authored Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering also wrote a great article about the third stage of labor. You can read the entire article here.It is a pretty “medical” article, but she covers vital information like complications that interventions create, hormones during labor and the role of the umbilical cord and its’ blood. It’s […]

Waterbirth Study in the U.K.

I’ve gotten a handful of questions about the safety of a waterbirth and although I am convinced of the safety I have started researching more about its history and its’ practice in other countries. This article by Michel Odent, MD, (of the United Kingdom) gave a great perspective with gobs of supporting research. Odent wrote, […]

Melancholy Prioritizing

With only 10 weeks to go I’ve realized that my reading list needs to be cut down. The reading stack has continued to grow and as much as I want to be a book worm a thing called life has limited my time. So, I’ve got 4 left that I am considering “must reads” … […]

Attachment Parenting

It’s hard to know what our parenting style will be like after baby is born. I’m sure it will develop some quirks of its own and be very unique to us and our family. But, in the meantime, I’m beginning to think we’ll follow something close to the Attachment Parenting model.Attachment Parenting can most easily […]

The Pioneer That I Am

Early on I made the decision to only have one ultrasound throughout our pregnancy. It was kind of a gut reaction. I hadn’t read very much about the benefits/risks of ultrasounds. I just opted to go a bit more pioneer (AKA, less medical intervention). My mom had one with me so I figured as long […]

When I’m Sleepy

Over the last few weeks Dominic has been reading When I’m Sleepy to our baby/my tummy before bed. It’s super sweet and completely melts my heart. He then closes off with a simple, profound prayer before turning off the lights.My baby and I are blessed to have a daddy/husband like him. We love you, Dominic!