Desert Blossom Women’s Care – Tucson’s New Midwifery Practice

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Tucson’s Newest Midwifery Practice: Desert Blossom Women’s Care Guest Blog by Tricia Nast CNM Hello, Tucson! My name is Tricia Nast and I am excited to announce that my partner Becky Rivera and I have joined Desert Blossom Women’s Care … Read More

The Ugly Truth About Induction of Labor

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I want to take a minute and talk about induction of labor. The opinions on induction of labor are as varied as the people who feel free to offer them so readily. Many only what to share what amounts to … Read More

CenteringParenting Comes to El Rio Birth Center

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Comes to El Rio Birth and Women’s Health Center   “It makes us feel as if we’re not alone. A lot of times we think, ‘I’m the only one going through this’, but then you go to group and you’re … Read More

Placenta Encapsulation – Your kitchen or mine?

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When it comes to placenta encapsulation, many think that there is a special, lab-sterile space where the placenta is taken to be processed. You may envision an entirely stainless steel space. Perhaps a place like a restaurant kitchen. A place … Read More

Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) Awareness Day

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May 15th is Hyperemesis Gravidarum Awareness Day.  While up to 3% of pregnant women will experience HG those who do often suffer immensely. Many will require IV fluids for dehydration and others will require hospitalization and alternative means of acquiring … Read More

The Facebook Backup

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You might be wondering, what is “The Facebook Backup” I’ve sat on this post for almost a year. But a recent rise in posts in online doula communities searching for a Facebook backup has prompted me to open it back … Read More

What to Pack For Your Birth

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One of the most common topics we discuss with the families who hire us is what to pack for your birth. The decision about what to pack for your birth is a common focus as your due date approaches.  Not … Read More

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