Jessa’s Natural Birth Story

Jessa is the first of her siblings to be born at home. Her mom, Lisa, is a strong woman with a military background who had always been induced and delivered at the hospital. This time she wanted something different. With the support of her husband Nick, Lisa sought...

Birth Plans Vs. Reality

Why Have a Plan? There are innumerable decisions to be made during labor and delivery. How do you want to deal with pain management? Who do you want to cut the cord? What if the baby needs to go to the NICU? Does dad follow? Does he stay with mom? Is your goal to...

The One Phrase You Need When Pregnant

You’re pumping gas at the station and an older woman across from you turns around, smiles, and asks how far along you are. After replying, she says “My [daughter, niece, friend, 3rd cousin's neighbor once removed] just had a baby and during labor she ALMOST DIED.” Or…...