Is my unborn baby at risk for COVID-19?

Is my unborn baby at risk for COVID-19? If I get COVID-19 while pregnant,  will I have other serious health consequences? Evidence based information for childbearing women Research concludes: Pregnant women who have COVID-19 have the same symptoms as the general...

Elderberry – Let’s clear up the confusion

In these uncertain times, we all want to know what we can do to strengthen our health for ourselves, our kids and our family members.  We want solid, high quality information to make decisions. One of my roles in supporting families is to vet and forward excellent...

Safety first at birth

Looking towards birth for a beloved mother & baby, we all put safety first, without question. What does safety mean to each one of us? When we start to unpack safety at birth, it has many dimensions. Health and well-being of mother and baby are foremost....

Our beloved cannot read our mind

As babies, our little ones need us to give generously to care for them. Our wholehearted responsiveness to their needs of all kinds creates within them a sense of trust in relationship.  We respond with ‘Yes, my dear one’, as much as we are able. Babies...

Love upholds all

We want to honor the woman in birth, to let her know that her efforts are all worthy, that she is beautiful & strong, and that she is making the best possible choices, moment to moment. Birth is an extraordinary experience in a woman’s life, and, while we can...

Should or Could

Noticing again how often SHOULD is running behind my thoughts and everyday functioning.  All the things I SHOULD do are worthwhile. But Should Do carries such a weight of judgment when I don’t manage to pull it all off. Of course, since it is the endless To Do...

Joy in giving

I didn’t understand, when my children were very young, about how much capacity they actually had to be contributing to our family, and how valuable it would be for them. Children get a lot of joy from helping and giving, and from being competent at the everyday...

Breastfeeding Friendly childcare

New MDH Breastfeeding Friendly recognition program available The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has launched a program to recognize family child care homes and child care centers that have taken steps to become Breastfeeding Friendly. Child care providers can...

Triplet tales: It took a village

Breastfeeding: Slow beginning….. We were committed to breastfeeding, and we needed everyone’s help to make it possible. Breastfeeding was affected by so many variables. Each baby had his/her own little challenges in the beginning. I began bringing them to breast from...

My mobility is back

My sacrum felt amazing all weekend – like I wasn’t even pregnant. It’s feeling a bit tighter now but no pain. Because it’s unstable, I’m combining movement activities at home with alternating chiropractic and myofascial release help. I...