Confession time: I didn't even write a birth plan for my first birth.  I know, shocking considering the fact that I'm extremely Type A and like to be in control of things.  But I was skeptical that...

A Downloadable Visual Birth Plan

Mom and Baby - infographic on reasons for skin to skin contact immediately following delivery

Mom and Baby - Wait for the Weight and Bond With Baby First! (First moments after birth) - Lamaze

Delayed Cord Clamping

Delayed Cord Clamping: our local EMS protocols recommend waiting minutes AND keeping the baby at vaginal height to prevent too much blood rushing in/out until you clamp the cord (hold off putting baby into mom for just a moment!

Most doctors and nurses want to wipe vernix off of baby immediately after birth. Don't let them! Vernix offers so many benefits for baby when you rub it in. http://www.mamanatural.com/vernix/

Vernix: Don’t Wash It Off, Rub It In

Most doctors and nurses want to wipe vernix off of babies immediately after birth. Vernix offers so many benefits for baby when you rub it in.

Is your goal to arrive at the hospital while in transition, or right before? Here's how to labor at home as long as possible before heading to the hospital.

How to Labor at Home as Long as Possible

Is your goal to arrive at the hospital while in transition, or right before? Here's how to labor at home as long as possible before heading to the hospital. This is what I would like to do if my husband doesn't force me to the hospital.

How to enjoy your pregnancy and prepare for a great natural birth, plus how to have a healthy, happy baby!

Every mom-to-be is encouraged to write a birth plan - the problem is they& usually ignored by doctors, nurses, and even midwives. Here& how to write

An anterior placenta may or may not cause trouble in your labor and delivery. Find out how and what to do to get the best natural birth outcome. https://www.mamanatural.com/anterior-placenta/

Anterior Placenta: What it Means for Your Birth Plan

An anterior placenta may or may not cause trouble in your labor and delivery. Find out how and what to do to get the best natural birth outcome. https://www.mamanatural.com/anterior-placenta/

Oh my goodness YOU GUYS!  This is the best thing I've read on how to get through labor without drugs.  It's AMAZING! Check it out!

How to Get Through Transition Without an Epidural

Wondering how to cope through transition without an epidural? Here's what you can expect during the transition phase of labor and how to cope like a boss. ** You can get more details by clicking on the image.

Swaying and riding the waves... I didn't have scream free births but they weren't bad. I liked not having interventions and listening to my body.

10 Tips For a No-Scream, Natural Birth

Is a no scream natural birth possible? It sure is Found out these awesome tips to a scream-free natural birth from a mom who's experienced six no-scream natural births!

My Bradley Method Birth Plan: The Plan that got me through 37 Hours of Labor without so much as a Tylenol  Husband-Coached Childbirth

My Bradley Method Birth Plan: The Plan that got me through 37 Hours of Labor without so much as a Tylenol Husband-Coached Childbirth

Don't choose a midwife or OB without asking them these 47 questions first! These questions are especially important if you want a natural birth, whether you plan to have an obstetrician or midwife in hospital, at a birth center, or a homebirth midwife, these are important interview questions to ask before you choose your care provider. Plus, download your free Interview Questions for Midwives Printable! - List of Questions to Ask Your Midwife or Obstetrician

47 Questions I Should Have Asked My Midwife

Don't choose a midwife or OB without asking them these 47 questions first! These questions are especially important if you want a natural birth, whether you plan to have an obstetrician or midwife in hospital, at a birth center, or a homebirth midwife, th

A great list for pregnant mamas! Breathing exercises, pain management, prenatal yoga, perineal "massage", I’ve rounded up what ended up being the 25 most useful resources in both of my birthing experiences to help me prepare for labor in view of natural childbirth. 25 Ways To Prepare For Labor (Physically and Mentally) - Part 1

25 Ways To Prepare For Labor (Physically and Mentally) – Part 1

A great list for pregnant mamas! Breathing exercises, pain management, prenatal yoga, perineal "massage", I’ve rounded up what ended up being the 25 most useful resources in both of my birthing experiences to help me prepare for labor in view of natural c

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