15 Unusual Childbirth Pictures

By April Davis

These are the unusual childbirth pictures that don't always make it to the photo album-placentas, umbilical cords and splashes of fluid.  If you've ever wanted to see more of the nitty-gritty of birth, this photo gallery is for you!  Take an opportunity to educate yourself-we know you... Read More

10 Ways to Survive Severe Morning-Sickness (Hyperemesis Gravidarum)

By April Davis

Hyperemesis Gravidarum affects 1-2% of women during their pregnancies.  Its an extreme form of morning sickness that when left untreated can be deadly.  It is generally described as unrelenting, excessive pregnancy-related nausea and/or vomiting that prevents adequate intake of food and fluids. ... Read More

The End Of The Baby Train

By Kalli Verbecky

It happened again today, the question. "So are you guys done?" Done? Oh. Right. Done having babies. First of all, you need to know that I enjoy closure in most cases. Arguments, discussions, movie endings, Friday Night Lights. Yes, give me resolution. But this issue about when to put... Read More

Mila And Ashton And Baby Number 2

By Kalli Verbecky

OMG, KELSO AND JACKIE ARE HAVING ANOTHER BABY! I know I shouldn't be so pleased about news like this when it concerns people I don't even know who got their big breaks on movies like "Dude, Where's My Car?" and "That 70's Show"...but who cares! I mean, remember when Ashton was married to... Read More

5 Crazy Birth Stories You Won’t Believe

By Bryn Huntpalmer

As the host of a birth stories podcast, I hear a lot of variety when it comes to birth stories and now that I'm 66 episodes in, I've chosen my top five craziest birth stories to share. If you want to hear any of these stories in their entirety you can click the links below or subscribe to The Birth... Read More

French Baby Names You’ll Want To Steal

By Kalli Verbecky

The French get a lot of things right. Baguettes, bread in general, dessert, lack of preservatives... basically all food. The French pretty much own the food scene, right? Have you seen Julie and Julia? That's what I'm basing my position off of since I've never actually been to France myself, ... Read More

Birth Trauma in the US: Lie Down, Shut Up & Don’t Ask Questions

By April Davis

"I'm starting to feel some pressure, and it's kind of painful " Monica said as she laid there in bed.  This perked up my ears-as a doula, those are the magic words.  Pressure is wonderful.  Pressure means things are happening.  Pressure means the baby is coming.  Another half an hour went by an... Read More

14 Beautiful Childbirth Photos

By April Davis

These are the pictures that make us stop and sigh a little. They are just beautiful. Whether it's the angle, the moment, or the emotion, the best word we can find for these ones is just plain BEAUTIFUL.  Enjoy this collection of beautiful childbirth photos! Birth is an incredible and unique exp... Read More

5 Questions to Answer Before Your Baby’s Birth

By April Davis

As a doula I am often asked questions about how to prepare for delivery day.  This list is about as concise as I can make it (I could go on for days).  This is also multi purpose: first and foremost, I want you to be as prepared as you can.  If I can impart some of this information to you and hel... Read More

50 Most Hipster Baby Names (You’ve Probably Never Heard Of)

By Kalli Verbecky

Hipster baby names, they are happening and I am here to bear witness that some of them aren't so bad. Look, the last name I acquired at marriage is no walk in the park to spit out so I made sure when each of my three boys came along, that we stuck them with a moniker that was easy to say (... Read More