June 10, 2018


Although the media typically shows a laboring mother comfortably positioned on her bed during labor and birth, evidence based research shows that this is not the ideal place to labor!

If you have ever heard of waterbirth you may have raised your brow and thought what i...

April 15, 2018

External What? External focal points, that’s what! If you took a childbirth education class you may have heard this term.

The idea is that you enter an unfamiliar place (i.e. the hospital), with unfamiliar people (i.e. the medical staff), with unfamiliar pain (i.e. co...

April 8, 2018

I see the world as a dance; electrons around the protons and neutrons, the planets around the sun, the dance of the seasons, and the wind in the trees, even the blood through the rhythm of the heart sustaining our cells. All dances happen with such perfect harmony that...

April 3, 2018

Many months ago I was able to attend a workshop on Spinning Babies techniques. And before your concern sets in as you have strange visions of babies spinning, Spinning Babies is just a cute (but slightly misleading) word for movements and stretches that help loosen ten...

March 17, 2018

As I was listening to the radio today I heard a variety of stories.  One was about feminism.  One was about reclaiming core spiritual values and creating political change.  One was about using technology to reduce traffic.  I was so invigorated by the people who are st...

June 23, 2017

“What is an episiotomy, anyways?” you may ask. Perhaps this medical term was foreign to you before you were pregnant, right up there with Braxton Hicks contractions and transition. An episiotomy is an incision made in the tissue between the vaginal opening and the anus...

June 23, 2017

Welcome to Birthing Gently’s monthly blog. Last month, we explored the numerous changes rapidly happening to you and your beautiful new baby, two weeks after you birthed this lovely little human being. For some moms, and dads, these past two weeks have been a whirlwind...

February 26, 2017


...and here’s why.

“She was reliable, kind, and competent.”

 “Our doula was a true blessing.”

“We were impressed at the degree of professionalism.”

“Our Birthing Gently birth doula was perfect for us. She wasvery knowledgeable and soothed our worries.”

“Birthing Gently has...

February 29, 2016


How quickly the month of February has flown by, at least for me. It seems like I always have much more to do than can possibly be accomplished in 24 hours. Do you ever feel that way? I have a feeling I am not alone in this. So here is February’s blog a little late. Ye...

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When I was invited to write the blog for this amazing group of professional women, I stopped to consider what “Birthing Gently” really meant. Obviously it describes giving birth in a gentle way; welcoming a new little human into this great big world with love and kindn...

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