Hearthside Maternity Services

pregnancy, birth & lactation services… at home

Mother Assisted Cesarean

When I first saw the pictures of the mothers who had MACs (Mother Assisted Births) this week, I knew it was going to be said- that any kind of gentling … Continue reading

January 23, 2015

The Deal With VBAC

Statistics: According to Childbirth Connections: The national U.S. cesarean section rate was 4.5% and near this optimal range [of less than 15%] in 1965 when it was first measured (Taffel … Continue reading

March 18, 2014

The Five Reasons You Need a Doula For Your Homebirth

Several times over the past few years, I’ve been a part of a discussion concerning how doulas might (or might not) be of use to clients in a homebirth setting. … Continue reading

September 18, 2013 · 1 Comment