A Complicated Duo: Hypertension and Pregnancy

Hypertension, commonly referred to as high blood pressure, complicates 12-22% of all pregnancies. This complication is also a major contributor to premature birth. Just like with all healthcare awareness, there

Brittney’s Birth Plan Success in 4 Easy Steps

Birth plans have been around for over 3 decades. When I began my career in obstetrics I quickly realized how important a tool like the birth plan could become. My

The Root of Bullying

#momshaming is about pushing all moms into one lane by being critical of their behavior. Shaming starts with language intended to judge and criticize. The goal is to stop that

No Shame in the Birthing Game! – Part Two

“I dread when the trading of labor stories starts in a group of moms. I can always count on there being the ‘Natural is the only way’ mom, the ‘I