The Unassisted Home Birth of Willow

The Unassisted Home Birth of Willow

Willow Trinity, my third baby and second freebirth, was born at 12:07AM on March 15, 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. My pregnancy with Willow was absolutely perfect and uneventful. Her pregnancy was mostly unassisted, but at 32 weeks pregnant we decided to...
Natural Birth: 5 Tips to Avoid the Epidural

Natural Birth: 5 Tips to Avoid the Epidural

Childbirth has become more and more of a medicalized process. An act women have been capable of completing alone for thousands of years has turned into a major, invasive surgery in an operating room nearly 40% of the time[1]. And though more than 98% of all births...
4 Reasons to Delay Baby’s First Bath

4 Reasons to Delay Baby’s First Bath

4The first bath, we all know the scene – it’s pretty much standard procedure in hospitals around the country: baby is whisked away, normally an hour or two after birth, to be cleaned of all that ‘birth goo’. But, what if we’ve been doing...