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Event: Common Roots Birth Story Workshop

Des Moines Birth Story Writing Workshop Have you seen the beautifully-crafted birth stories of other moms online and thought, "Yeesh, I really wish I had the time/writing abilities/effort/creativity to write my own story down!" Now you can! Take two hours to join...

International Women’s Day: Women & The Power To Birth

It is International Women’s Day, and that means we have even more reason to celebrate women and the unique-to-women power of birth! The birth experience has changed and evolved throughout history. And today we are grateful that it is empowering and possible for women...

Charlotte Rose: A Birth Story

Charlotte Rose Gugliano was born on October 28th, 2017 at 6lbs, 0oz, and 21 inches long. This story was penned by Charlotte’s mother Bethany, and you can read Charlotte’s big brother’s birth story here. A Pregnancy Following a Loss Charlotte’s birth story is much...

Resource Guide: Baby, Breastfeeding, & Blues

Resources for New & Expecting Parents on Newborn Care, Breastfeeding, & Postpartum This list was curated in partnership with and as a product of Angela Swieter's class, Baby, Breastfeeding, & Blues for Busy Parents. I hope it will serve you well as a place...

Cole Welton: A Birth Story

Our Cole Welton Gugliano was born at 7lbs 6.5 oz and 22’’ long. As my firstborn, he holds a very special place in my heart. He is loved and cherished deeply. His name means, “The people’s victor,” and we pray that he is a champion for others. Hurry Up & Wait: Bed...

How Hiring a Doula can Save you Money

How to Save Money on Labor & Childbirth Expenses: Hire a Doula! Spending more money on having a kid can feel unaffordable, but you may be surprised to hear that hiring a birth doula can actually save you money on your labor and birth costs. Using a doula to...

Zion Mack: A Birth Story

Zion Mack White was born at 10:37am, weighing 7lbs 9oz, 21″ in height, with a head circumference of 38.5cm. A Passed Due Date & The Start of a Three-Day Labor Zion’s due date, Sunday, October 25, came and went with only some Braxton Hicks contractions throughout...

Holiday Gift Ideas for Pregnant Mommas

Happy holidays! Are you on the verge of becoming a grandparent/godparent/aunt/uncle to a sweet baby this coming year? Congrats! Buying a thoughtful gift for your pregnant person can be hard to brainstorm; after all, you can no longer land on the token bottle of nice...

The Difference of a Supported Birth

To lots of people, utilizing a Birth Doula may seem unnecessary, too ‘crunchy’, or just inexplicably weird or uncomfortable. Listen here! I may be a little biased when I beseech thee to hire a doula, but even the American College of Obstetrics and...