Count the Kicks

Let’s talk about the importance of tracking fetal movements! Kick counting matters! Research indicates that counting your baby’s kicks is an incredibly effective and free method to ensure

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What can we do to decrease PROM prenatally? Is Vitamin C the answer?

Is PROM bad when you’re full term? Not usually. In the next post we’ll talk about what it means and what we can do to try to decrease

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Shining a Spotlight on LactPower

Black Breastfeeding Week in 2023 is August 25th-31st, 2023. The theme is "We Outside! Celebrating Connection & Our Communities." I wanted to shine a spotlight on a local

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Lactation Consultant Q&A: Your Top Breastfeeding Questions Answered

As you know - breastfeeding or chestfeeding can be both an amazing bonding experience and, at times, a bit of a challenge!That's where lactation consultants come in! These

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Birther-Assisted Caesareans, is Michigan next?

We talk about birthers catching their own babies when they're having a vaginal birth. Did you know that this can be possible in caesarean or "c-section" as well?"Mother-assisted

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What is PROM in Pregnancy? No, it’s not the high school dance.

PROM (Premature Rupture of Membranes) is a fancy way of saying when your water breaks before contractions start. It usually happens in about 10% of all births. Two

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Michigan Medicaid Now Covers Birth Doulas

Did you know that as of 1/1/23, Michigan Medicaid now covers doulas? It was a process but I’m officially an approved Michigan Medicaid Birth Doula covering Southwest Michigan!

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Noah’s Birth Story at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, IN

The song “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” took on a new meaning for both my client Morgan and me. Morgan’s firstborn arrived just before Christmas and I barely

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Michigan Must Provide More Midwifery Options to Improve Birth Outcomes

There’s a trend happening in Michigan (also a part of a national trend) that is making the birthworker community nervous and concerned about the quality of care that

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Miles’ Birth Story at Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph, MI

Pregnancy comes with surprises and that was no exception for Taylor, a first-time mom.But that didn’t mean she didn’t prepare herself. Once she found out, she read a

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