The Video of Stevie's Home Birth

The Video of Stevie's Home Birth

Completely in awe of birth, I've spent countless hours immersed in the beautiful videos that women have graciously shared online. Getting a glimpse into these empowering births has been such a gift and I'm so honored to have the opportunity to pay it forward. Stevie was born peacefully and powerfully into the water on August 20, 2016. 

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Exercising Safely During Pregnancy

Exercising Safely During Pregnancy

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As a prenatal nutritionist, I felt confident about my knowledge of what to eat during my first pregnancy and excited to put it into practice to nourish my growing babe. I was much less confident when it came to what I ‘should and shouldn’t be doing’ physically though. I spent my fair share of time on Dr.Google, reading different things about heart rate limitations, lying on my back, inversions and other restrictions put on pregnant women. Just like the nutritional advice found on the internet, the contradictory advice only confused me further.

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My Third Trimester: Baby #2

My Third Trimester: Baby #2

The third trimester was undeniably my favorite with my first pregnancy, and it's proven to be very true with this pregnancy as well. I feel so much gratitude for my body... for making me my babies, for making me a mother. Even though this pregnancy has brought more challenges than my first, I’m sad to see it come to an end. Although I’m also getting pretty desperate to meet this little creature!

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oh baby birth plan

oh baby birth plan

The memories and emotions a woman associates with her birth experience can profoundly affect her for the rest of her life. I’ve decided to share the details of my ‘unofficial birth plan' (or more appropriately, my intentions). I’m certainly not promoting these as my ideals of a “better way to birth”, and these are not the birth practices that I think every woman should choose for herself. These are just the personal choices I feel are right for my body, my baby and my family. I advocate for informed choice in hopes of empowering women and helping them better understand their own rights in birth.

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My Second Trimester: Baby #2

My Second Trimester: Baby #2

I had a hard time starting this second trimester review. I feel like I remember being newly pregnant… and then all of the sudden I was in the third trimester. What happened to the middle?! Unfortunately I was still plagued with the nausea and vomiting that I experienced in the first trimester.  For “most people” this subsides in the second trimester, and I kept expecting it to…. waiting for it to... so badly wanting it to, needing it to.

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