Healthy Pregnancy

Exercise and the pelvic floor

Looking for more motivation to incorporate regular exercise into your day? In addition to all the other benefits, regular exercise gives you stronger pelvic floor muscles.1 The benefit was identified mid-pregnancy, a time when some women may begin to experience incontinence in

Birth Challenges, Research

The gentle cesarean

What if I told you it was possible to have a hospital where the staff overwhelming supported the idea of a gentle cesarean for women who needed surgical birth? This hospital achieved it.1  The researchers surveyed all professionals who work in labor

Advocacy, Healthy Pregnancy

Preconception Health Matters

I understood from the public health side that the health of the woman when she entered pregnancy was a driving force of our maternity outcomes. But clinically, a preconception visit was a distinct appointment a woman would make where she asked questions and worked to improve her health to prepare for pregnancy.

Birth Professionals

Doulas worst habits

A few weeks ago I asked my Twitter followers about the “bad habits” they had when they were new doulas.  I wanted to share this interesting response:  getting mad when someone hires a different doula. Can you relate? It is hard not