Everything You Need To Know About Cesarean Births

As a labor, delivery, and postpartum nurse I know the definition of a cesarean birth is a surgical procedure which allows for delivery of your baby through an incision in your abdomen and uterus. However, as a mama who has sat in that bed laboring, uncomfortable, having racing thoughts full of the unknowns – IContinue reading “Everything You Need To Know About Cesarean Births”

Ten Things No One Tells You About Postpartum

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. – Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh I have been a labor, delivery, and postpartum nurse for nearly 10 years (not sure how that’s even possible) and have seen thousandsContinue reading “Ten Things No One Tells You About Postpartum”

What It Means To Be A Mama

“We are born of love; Love is our mother.” -Rumi Mother was a title I wasn’t sure I was ever ready to have. However, for others, it’s a title they have dreamt about since they were a young girl. I thought being a mother was about sleepless nights, toddler battles, preteens, and puberty. I thoughtContinue reading “What It Means To Be A Mama”

Top Breastfeeding Tips For New Mamas

Last week I was asked to do an Instagram takeover and talk about my top tips for breastfeeding mamas! I started to think back to when my breastfeeding journey began and what I would have wanted to hear as guidance! I know you’re thinking duh you’re a labor, delivery, postpartum nurse, AND a lactation consultantContinue reading “Top Breastfeeding Tips For New Mamas”

A Labor of Love

“Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers- strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.” —Barbara Katz Rothman As a labor and delivery nurse with 8 years of experience in the field – I’ve seen every kind of birth. The beautiful ones, the scary ones, theContinue reading “A Labor of Love”