Is what I’m feeling postpartum depression?

Having a baby can be an emotional upheaval, and struggling to adjust can be totally normal. But postpartum depression isn’t normal – and it can sometimes be hard to tell the difference. This short quiz can help you understand if you might be at higher risk. It can’t tell you for sure, but it CAN […]

Transparency in cost of hospital births

So there’s a video floating around Facebook right now that shows a couple complaining that they cannot find out how much it costs to have a baby in the hospital. The man in the video calls a bunch of hospitals, and no one will tell him exactly what they will charge. One reason why this […]

Do you use Pinterest?

Birth Photography

If so, I have several birth-related boards you might enjoy. You can see all my boards here or pick the individual boards below. Feel free to follow me, and please share your favorite birthy Pinterest boards in the comments! My Birthy Stuff board is where I pin articles, products, books, and links to resources that […]

Postpartum Doulas

Postpartum Doula with New Mom

Postpartum doulas care for the mother in the first few weeks after birth, doing light housework, providing information, hands on instruction and help with newborn care, and helping with older siblings. This is not a service I provide, but I know and love postpartum doulas! Here are some local postpartum doulas you can interview and […]

Lactation & Breastfeeding Helps

Baby breastfeeding - Utah area breastfeeding resources

There are several kinds of professionals who help with breastfeeding, and it is a good idea to look into the exact credentials of anyone you are hiring to help you with breastfeeding. I’ll explain some of the more common letters you’ll see after someone’s name, but if you see something you don’t understand, don’t hesitate […]

Freestanding Birth Centers

Laboring mom in tub at freestanding birth center

There are a few small freestanding birth centers in the Salt Lake City area. I have had the pleasure of working at all of them. If you’re thinking about an out of hospital birth, but are not quite ready for a home birth, a birth center might be a great option for you! Better Birth […]