My Water Broke! Now What?

My Water Broke! Now What?

We’ve all seen the TV version: a rush of water bursts between the mom-to-be’s legs (at the most inconvenient time, no doubt), she rushes to the hospital, and voila — a baby is born! Luckily for those of us that are worried about causing a scene (and a mess) in...
Hospital Births: Creating Your Own Sacred Space

Hospital Births: Creating Your Own Sacred Space

When it comes time to choose where you’d like to give birth, you may decide on a hospital over a birth center or home birth — in fact, 98.6% of births in the U.S. take place in a hospital. But just because you don’t want a home birth doesn’t mean that you don’t...
8 Tips for Handling Early Labor at Home

8 Tips for Handling Early Labor at Home

8 Tips for Handling Early Labor at Home We’ve all heard the story, whether from a friend, sister, or blog post: a laboring woman shows up at the hospital, eager and nervous, only to be turned away by the triage staff. This can be a disappointing and disheartening...