Becoming a parent for the first time is scary and exciting all at once whether you’re parenting with disabilities or not. Even if you’ve planned your family for years, you might suddenly find yourself doubting your ability to care for another human being, especially one as tiny and fragile as a newborn. While parenting with […]
Care Providers (your doctor, midwife, etc.) make a big difference in your labor experience. Picking the right care provider is therefore a very important step.
In addition to creating a plan you prepare to share with the staff on the day of your birth, you can use your birth plan to guide your own personal preparations and to clarify who can become a resource for you and help you have the experiences you are hoping for. This process is very […]
Many clients often ask me about how to select the right pediatrician (or healthcare provider) for their family. Although in one sense it seems easy to select your pediatrician, I actually think it’s somewhat like finding your partner. It takes a bit of research and time to get to know one another and see if […]
I am often asked in my day-to-day conversations, “” Or “What is the difference between a midwife and a doula?” I find that inaccurate impressions are common. The ins and outs of pregnancy care providers is a new topic for many expectant parents, and often people turn to one professional for help that would be […]