This part 2 of a 2 part Series. See the Previous Post: The Delicate Balance of Early Labor:  How Early Labor Can Set the Tone for a Satisfying, Successful Birth. It’s the big day. You have finally started your labor. You are so excited and can’t wait to meet your baby. You call your midwife or the hospital. They tell you it’s early and not time yet to go in or have the midwife come yet. What to do now?… Read more »

The Delicate Balance of Early Labor: How Early Labor Can Set the Tone for a Satisfying, Successful Birth. This is part 1 of a 2 part Series. See Part 2: Tips for Coping With Early Labor coming soon. I have been feeling called to collate the following information. Many of the points discussed below are common wisdom amongst home birth midwives. They have been validated from my years of experience practicing as a Licensed Midwife in Sonoma County, CA.  I… Read more »

Appropriately so, there is tons of focus on what a mother needs in order to dig deep and move through the enormous, joyful task of birthing a baby. But what do fathers need to hold the space, witness deeply and support this experience? It is overwhelmingly my experience that most women in labor want to be supported primarily by their partners. Of course there are exceptions to this, but when a father feels empowered to help his sweetie during her… Read more »