October 1, 2019

Women are constantly leaning on each other for advice. Talking to your bestie about birth comes up so often. We always know we can trust our close friends and family to lead us in the right direction. When it comes to birth though, every situation is different. From ma...

September 1, 2019

I do Postpartum Doula work regularly and often get asked if I’ll be a night nurse for new babies. I love spending the night snuggling up to a Newborn, but the main appeal of a postpartum doula isn’t the extra sleep you can get, or clean laundry folded during a daytime...

August 5, 2019

Averaging at around 15-22% Cesarean Surgery rate (depending on which hospital you go to) versus the 33-35% in the USA, Israel has a pretty good policy for allowing mothers to give birth vaginally, and not rushing to C-section. Whether that be because we on average have...

May 5, 2019

One of the most common myths that I hear claims that vaginal birth is much more dangerous than a planned cesarean for breech presenting babies; but after doing some of my own research, I've noticed most of those claims to be false. So why is it true  that mos...

April 7, 2019

After seeing a few frustrating experiences for new moms, I'm strongly considering only agreeing to support first time moms if they have done, or will do, Childbirth Education Classes, first. The differences I see in a birth for a mom who is educated and one who is not,...

April 1, 2019

My first son was born after two days of labor, an epidural, an episiotomy, and some tearing as well. I was nervous this birth would be a repeat of that, but everyone always says your second birth is different than your first. Boy, were they right.

This pregnancy was als...

March 4, 2019

Ask any type of medical profession, it takes time between going off birth control and getting your body back to a normal period cycle. Since it took me a while to get pregnant with my first because of this, I figured the same thing would happen when we next tried. I ga...

March 3, 2019

A few months ago I attended an informative meeting about Endometriosis treatment in Israel, run by Endometriosis Israel. Having been recently diagnosed with this debilitating disease myself, the evening was all at once overwhelming, thrilling, motivating, and terrifyin...

February 4, 2019

My second and third births were at Hadassah Ein Kerem, 20 months apart.  Both were amazing and special, but completely different in experience.​

I wanted to labor at home with freedom to move, take a shower, and be comfortable in my own space.  I was also concerned tha...

February 3, 2019

Cesarean Surgery. Something our culture has hot debates over on the regular. Something I, myself, often talk about with a negative undertone, mistakenly. We all get judgy about different things, but for women who experience cesarean surgery, they get the brunt of the b...

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