Kristy provides support for pregnant and laboring mothers and for transitioning families after the birth of their baby.
Nov 16 2012
Trusting the Process
It's with great gratitude that I say farewell for now (from this site anyway). What a great opportunity to reach out to all of you and help support you on your journey through pregnancy and parenthood. You have been so gracious.Pregnancy is such a...
Nov 13 2012
Delayed Cord Clamping: The Healthiest Choice for Baby
Allowing baby's umbilical cord to stop pulsating naturally before clamping it and cutting it is the best option for a healthy baby. This cord blood is a baby’s life blood until birth. It contains valuable red and white blood cells, platelets an...
Nov 02 2012
Eco-Friendly Diaper Options
When it comes to matters of the potty variety for your baby, it may not be as simple as putting a diaper on and calling it good. We are much more aware and in tune with the needs of baby and how that effects our earth, not to mention our pocket...
Nov 01 2012
Finding Your Power In Pregnancy
Halloween can be an exciting time for kids as well as adults. It gives us an opportunity to take on other personas, live out fantasies of being someone magical or heroic and just be completely carefree and silly. Let's face it, we don't have ma...
Oct 31 2012
Successful Breastfeeding by Initiation of the Breast Crawl: Part II on Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding should be an enjoyable time for you and baby to bond as you nourish him/her. What an amazing gift for mother and baby when they are settled in nicely for a good breastfeeding. It may not start out so joyfully for all mothers, howe...
Oct 24 2012
Finding Breastfeeding Support
We all know that breastfeeding is best for baby. I'm sure just hearing this has already sparked some emotion in some of you. It may not be a possibility for all mothers to breastfeed. There are several reasons why: illness, prior breast su...
Oct 23 2012
What and How Much to Read During Pregnancy
I recently saw a former client who's baby is now three years old. It was so exciting to see them at this stage enjoying life together. While we were catching up she reminded me she still had birthing books I had lent to her. I actually had forg...
Oct 19 2012
Eating for Two During Pregnancy
I'm sure almost every one of us who has been pregnant has taken the liberty to eat something that we normally wouldn't while not pregnant, or we have eaten much larger amounts while pregnant even if we weren't that hungry. We tend to over indulg...
Oct 12 2012
The Waiting Game: Loving the Place You are In
Have you ever felt like if you just had new carpet you'd be fully happy? Or maybe it's a new couch, curtains or a bedspread. A bigger kitchen with more natural light perhaps. The truth is, even if we were to have a new house it wouldn't mean we...
Oct 11 2012
Do I Get to Be Sick as a Mom?
I woke up Monday morning with a head cold. I don't know if it was the chilly night of camping with minimal sleep that did me in, or if I got it from the kids being sick a couple of days prior. This is the first cold the baby has gotten . He is ...