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...

January 7, 2018

I have many nieces and nephews so I heard a lot about birth from my sisters. I knew about the main big things like epidurals, vacuums and c-sections. I wasn’t interested in going to a birthing class and hearing too much, I thought it'd be better if I just went in with...

December 21, 2017

I had been planning a home birth. I knew that I wanted to be as natural as possible, without the intervention and pressure from the doctors, midwives, nurses etc. Just to be laboring at home with my husband and doula. Candles, a bottle of wine, soft music, fresh air......

December 5, 2017

I am a planner. I have always been a planner. My days are dictated by checklists, reminders and calendars.

So I was naturally pretty excited when I heard about the concept of a “birth plan.” I can decide in advance how each phase of my delivery is going to go? Great!

It...

November 28, 2017

The morning of my birth I couldn't sleep since my sister and her family were making aliyah. I was up and was out of the house by 6:15 and took a taxi to the airport. I was worried about having to pee in the taxi/at the airport/on the way back to Jerusalem, so I wasn't...

November 21, 2017

The birth of my fourth child was my second birth in Israel. This was also my first pregnancy that went past it's due date, so it was a whole new ball game. It's amazing for me, now, to see how each birth can be so different! I had a bit of a hard time with my previous...

November 13, 2017

My labor with my baby son was one of the most inspiring things that I have ever experienced. If you had asked me before I was pregnant, or even a few months before he was born, if I thought that I’d be one to say that, I would have laughed at you.

Growing up, the “birth...

May 14, 2017

I've recently had many couples ask me why they needed a Doula if they planned on an epidural anyway, and if they didn't plan on an epidural, was it impossible to get through labor without  a Doula? Well, seeing as I'm a Doula, I have to imagine that I'm quite biased wh...

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