• {e2b9cab9-1056-4968-8110-b1b3e47e4271}_6BW
  • resized lips
  • resize renee 2
  • resized marchia
  • resized char tub
  • resize water meeting
  • resized mike 2
  • July2013 043
  • april 12 2012 100
  • IMG_3640
  • resized tattoo
  • 842932_4568229196416_180458173_o
  • resized jami
  • resized nursing
  • IMGP8429
  • 31671_448261020184_4589786_n
  • resized mike
  • resized renee
  • Nidhi Taank 008
  • resized charlotte
  • resized mom with baby
  • resized rebozo 2
  • DSC00694
  • resized water
  • resized rebozo
  • 2014-01-27 13.52.04
    Most of the team, having our monthly sisterhood breakfast!
  • resize foot
  • IMG_0380
  • resized ezra and char
  • resized jamie
  • resized back massage
  • 257828_10150212594346893_720741892_7063966_6501253_o
  • DSC00737
  • lindsays birth
  • resized couple in bath
  • ashley thomas 1
  • resize peek
  • resized praying
  • jessica doulaing

From the blog:

Negotiating Choppy Waters

choppy waters

I recently attended a birth where the mom wanted to decline getting an IV access. This was not news to her doctor. She had told her doctor numerous times that she wanted to decline this procedure. My client was well informed and knew that evidence did not show this was an essential intervention for a […]

ITP and OTP

map to class

Today I received a call from a young woman wanting to take our BOLD classes. Her home birth midwife had recommended and encouraged her to take our classes for preparation for her upcoming birth. She was concerned that since she lived inside Atlanta proper, the drive would be difficult all the way out to Lawrenceville. […]

Returning to Work- Avoiding the Pitfalls

working mom pumping

I was lucky enough- and I have to say willing to take some huge sacrifices to do so- I got to stay home with my babies. It is not something every new mom is able to do- no matter the sacrifices. We unfortunately are encouraged to buy homes for instance based on the maximum we […]

100 Reasons to Baby Wear!

Nursing Kalani in ring sling

I asked the parents and experienced baby wearers on our facebook page this question: “What are the reasons you love to wear your baby!” And these are the top 100 reasons they shared! The consensus was “I love carrying my baby.” “Baby is happier!”  ”All in all, wearing a baby is just easier!” My reasons for […]

Companions Please

sq couple

Often we find women in labor bring along a companion. It may be the traditional companion of her partner. But it could be a companion of her best friend or her mother. Women need loving support at their labors and birth. I want to help offset some areas that I wish companions would remember when […]

What Does Birth Without Fear Look Like?

Savannah called her brother to tell him “Scarlett is born…no, you don’t understand…she’s here!! A whole new person is in the world.” Then she told him “I’m going to do this someday”

I have to say right up front, these pictures are of my oldest daughter’s third birth. Both of my daughters have birthed naturally. My youngest, Jami, birthed first and gave birth at home. When she was first pregnant I asked her if she wanted my input as to who to use for her care. She […]