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August 1, 2022

OKC mother breastfeeding her son.

It’s World Breastfeeding Week! This week is designated as a global initiative to promote, protect and support breastfeeding. Breastfeeding provides so much for mother and baby to protect each from things like infections, all the way to things like ovarian cancer. Breastfeeding also benefits the environment, as it reduces the need for manufactured formula and […]

April 21, 2022

Now that you’re pregnant, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll need to pack for the hospital or birth center. Here’s a list of essential items to help make your stay as comfortable and stress-free as possible. 1. Insurance cards, ID, and your birth plan Don’t forget these important documents as you’ll need them […]

April 19, 2022

So, you’re the first on of your friends to give birth and no one has told you what to experience? You may be in for a shock! Let me help you with all the things nobody tells you that you’ll experience during labor and delivery. Braxton Hicks This is what is considered false labor. These […]

April 7, 2022

Let’s talk about labor. There are so many aspects to it, from the physical to the emotional. Labor has been portrayed in popular culture as such a terrible part of welcoming your baby, but it can also be a really beautiful time to focus on one of the best days of your life. For some […]

March 11, 2022

Your birth team is one of the most important aspects of your birth experience. You’ll want to make sure you choose providers who are supportive of your birth preferences and who will help you have the best possible experience. I can attest to the importance of this! We made a last minute switch in birth […]

March 1, 2022

When it comes to choosing your birth location, you’ll want to weigh the pros and cons and take into account your personal preference. I was 28 weeks with my first child when I made a shift in providers. Both providers delivered in a hospital setting, but for me, it was what the first hospital allowed/didn’t […]