The Fallacy of the Birth Plan

Every pregnancy guide tells you to write a birth plan. There are templates everywhere. But I’m here to tell you: Birth Plans are bunk. Sort of. The idea behind birth plans is a good one. The birth plan is intended to communicate one’s wishes for birth to...

Let’s Get This Party Started!

It sucks to be at the end of pregnancy. You wait and wait, not knowing if your baby will show up in a few days or in a week. Your doctor or midwife will want to suggest induction if your due date has come and gone. There is so much pressure and so much anxiety in the...

Don’t Hire A Doula

“You don’t need one. I’ll be your doula,” said the husband of a former client. They were lying in bed, late at night, dreaming and planning for the birth of their second baby when the pregnant woman made a mental note that she’d need to...

All About Your Bishop Score

The end of pregnancy is full of unpredictability. Your due date is a couple weeks away but you could have a baby at any moment. You want to be prepared but you also want to be able to live life. If only there was a way to assess whether you might have a baby sooner or...

Love Deepens

Tomorrow is the anniversary of my first son’s birth. But today is the anniversary of all those labour pains that lead to his being born. It was 14 years ago¬†and I was in the cubicle farm that was my workspace. I was laughing with a colleague about the...

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