One Mother s Struggle in Pregnancy with Ehlers

The picture of ehlers danlos syndrome and skin tendons ligaments with disorder hope reading story I have a rare connective tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. What that means is that my body doesnt properly make collagen, a basic building block that makes our bodies strong. My collagen isnt strong, and certain tissues like my Read More

McDonald verse Shirodkar Cerclage

I just wanted to tell you, that I have had 2 babies with cerclages and am working on my third (Im only 6 weeks right now). My first was a McDonald cerclage placed at 23 weeks (I was dialated to 3cm by the time I got to surgery.) I had another placed at 27 weeks (due to effacement the first was not holding and my membranes were poking through) which is uncommon but both my doctor and myself felt it was needed. I had it taken out at 37... Read More

Doesnt matter youre

It doesnt matter if youre having a planned cesarean or a homebirth with a midwife, or a hospital birth in one of the most baby-friendly hospitals in town. Every birthing woman needs a doula.

Back in the day, when we lived communally in tribes, our sisters, friends, mothers, grandmothers and aunts were our doulas. These women were exposed to birth regularly and hadnt forgotten the needs of a woman in labor, they knew the subtleties that... Read More

Daughter claire sandra

The picture of daughter claire sandra and preterm labor anyone with purse string suture Welcome! This website was created as a memorial to my daughter, Claire Sandra, who passed away on October 28, 2016. Today, it is also a connection place for those who are living with or who are interested in learning more about... Read More

7 Reasons You Need a Doula

The picture of birth center doula and need support doulas with lingo arom station A doula is a woman who is in complete, continuous service to you during your labor and birth. She is well-educated about the process of birth, knows all the medical lingo, and knows comfort-measures to help ease you through labor. Her profession is birth, and it requires being on-call and awake for... Read More