Jul 012014
 
Induction of Labor: Help or Hell?

This article was precipitated by the experiences I have had with induction of labor lately. I realized that most mothers-to-be (and their birth partners) do not know or do not understand the process of induction.  A woman choosing or settling for induction of labor needs to know what the process is so she is able to manage it better. My Disclaimer: There may be definite biases… I am a Midwife who [read more]

May 142014
 
My Return to Blogging: 5 Lessons Learnt in 2013

If a baby was conceived the day I last posted an article on this page, the pregnancy is at 38 weeks:-)! Gladly, I have beaten the Due date! I took a break from blogging to interact with my clients, their pregnancy and birth journeys and their new born babies as they are my greatest teachers. I am ever so grateful for the lessons I learn  and the ability to share [read more]

Do Men Fear Labor and Birth?

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Aug 192013
 
Do Men Fear Labor and Birth?

Times have changed. Due to advancement in education, professionalism and many other factors, women more and more find themselves separated by work or location from women in their family who can support them through childbirth. Their only option for a child birth partner is their spouse/partner. But, do men want to take up this role? Do they want to be there or to participate in this process? The feeling is [read more]

Parenting, a life long adventure

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Aug 192013
 
Parenting, a life long adventure

Parenting is a life long adventure. It can be both challenging and rewarding. There are seasons when parents feel overwhelmed and there are seasons when they are at ease. Despite the fact that we have many books that talk about parenting, none and no one can prepare you fully for parenting. This is because your child is unique, they have never existed. And though people can be alike, the combinations [read more]

Facts about Your Newborn Baby’s Senses

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Mar 252013
 
Facts about Your Newborn Baby’s Senses

“A new baby is like the beginning of all things- wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.” Eda J Le Shan Most parents worry about their baby’s senses. While there are tests that can be done to determine the level of development, the first year of life makes a big difference in the development of the senses. Here are a few facts you need to know about your newborns senses. Smell and Taste: [read more]