Infant Sleep the Magical Mythical Unicorn

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Infant sleep can be like a magical, mythical unicorn in a new parent’s world. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked something like “How can I get my baby to sleep at night?” or “Is my baby … 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

RAW is for Sushi Not Your Placenta

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Let’s face it. When it comes to what we put in our bodies, sometimes we take calculated risks.  Sushi for example.  Sushi can carry foodborne illnesses and parasites.  For many of us, it’s something we will indulge in occasionally, except … 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

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