What Parents Need to Know About Tongue Ties

What Parents Need to Know About Tongue Ties

By Kimberly Rush What is a tongue tie, lip tie, or cheek tie? (AKA: tethered oral tissues (TOTs)) A frenulum is made of connective tissue…

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Hospitals Could Easily Lower the Cesarean Rate—They Just Don't Want to 

Hospitals Could Easily Lower the Cesarean Rate—They Just Don’t Want to 

By Lauren McClain A maternity hospital in Canada lowered their cesarean rate by 21% in just six months and then gave up trying and let…

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Fear: Knowing What We Are Dealing With.

Fear: Knowing What We Are Dealing With.

By Lauren McClain We live largely protected and easy lives, but bad things do still happen and the fear of their possibility can be debilitating….

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Thinking Positively About Pain and Birth

Thinking Positively About Pain and Birth

By Sophie Fletcher, BA Hons, MA How you think can change how you feel. Today I’m going to talk about the P word. Yes I…

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Is This Any Way to "Treat" Children?

Is This Any Way to “Treat” Children?

By Pam Leo “How come the Easter Bunny didn’t bring us good things like broccoli and carrots?” – Jared LeDuc (age 5) It seems no…

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How to Write a Birth Plan that Actually Works

How to Write a Birth Plan that Actually Works

By Lauren McClain “Birth is not only about making babies. It’s about making mothers; strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and believe in their…

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To Prevent Illness: Love, Stress, and Microbes

To Prevent Illness: Love, Stress, and Microbes

By Lauren McClain What makes a strong immune system? Can you strengthen your family’s immune system? At this time of year, we’re all considering the…

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