Last year I did a podcast interview where I was asked what I did to prepare for my home birth. There are a whole host of things I did, so I found it challenging to offer up a concise and articulate answer. Hence why I’m writing this post for you, which really could be a whole book but I’ll try to keep it to the point.Continue reading
As someone who is committed to radically holistic health care for women, when I first heard about STREAM training I knew it was a perfect fit. STREAM stands for Scar Tissue Remediation, Education and Management. It’s a revolutionary approach to working in the pelvis to support healing for people with birth injuries or trauma, scar tissue from gynecological procedures, chronic pelvic pain or pain associated with sexual intercourse, gender reassignment surgery and so much more.Continue reading
As I traverse my own journey in preparing for birth, I have a few things that I would like to share. This particular post was inspired by a recent exchange I had in a FB group for home birth minded people. While I won’t go into the details of the FB thread, I will say that it inspired me to provide some education around pelvic floor health in relationship to preparing for vaginal birth while minimizing trauma to the pelvic floor.Continue reading
The truth behind why you’re not getting pregnant is it’s f**king complicated. There is no way around it. There are no easy answers, especially for the countless among you who carry the heavy burden of “unexplained infertility.” This is the truth that few are willing to speak.Continue reading
I recently emerged from the abyss of the first trimester of pregnancy. Now I feel I’m in a more clear and grounded place to share what I’ve learned both from my own personal experience and from supporting other women who are making this bold initiation.
Pregnancy is still mysterious in many ways and I believe it will remain that way. Many are reaching for the perfect remedy for morning sickness, fatigue, emotional ups and downs and more that come with a new pregnancy. While I fully support women finding ways to take care of themselves during pregnancy and beyond, I also realize that our need or desire to be in control of this process only extends the suffering.Continue reading