Online Articles

Newsweek, “Have It Your Way: Redesigning Birth,” 10 May 2004. After decades of letting doctors run the show, more women are taking big decisions into their own hands. 2004 Wall Street Journal article on women...

Introducing Margaret McKinley Owens!

September 17, 2012 by Twin Cities Midwifery Margaret is quite the wealth of knowledge, and she has helped quite a few of our TCM mamas during labor, and even more so, during their postpartum time. She is a birth doula, postpartum doula, lactation consultant, placenta...

Ann Kirchner Interview

I was recently interviewed by Ann Kirchner, Minneapolis Pregnancy Health Examiner. See the text of the interview on her blog entry, The Value of a Postpartum...

Operating Instructions Not Included

By Susan Gower Parenting your new baby is the most natural thing in the world, or so everyone tells you. Yet from the moment you bring your baby home, or maybe even before, the challenges of parenting are unavoidable. You may be finding that parenting is more...

In Praise of Doulas

Jess at OHmama posted this on her blog In praise of Doulas, part two: Postpartum Doulas When I found out at 20 weeks into my pregnancy that I was expecting twins, I immediately sought out a local Mothers of Multiples club and posted a question to the experienced twin...

Postpartum Doulas Ease Transition For Families With Newborns

When I was expecting my 3rd baby, all I could focus on was the pregnancy and the upcoming birth. I quickly learned that all seemed to pass so quickly. My pregnancy was easy. I loved that time, feeling the baby wiggle and poke inside my abdomen. I used to play with my...

Videos

The Happiest Baby on the Block Harvey Karp, M.D. The Happiest Toddler on the Block Harvey Karp, M.D. Baby and Mom YOGA (Prenatal Yoga) ABC’s of Newborn Baby Care Dr. Fredrick N Friedman Bringing Baby Home - The Ultimate Baby Care DVD The Liandrea Company Dunstan Baby...

Books for Children on Birth

The Twelve Gifts of Birth Charlene Costanzo Welcome With Love ( How two sisters welcome their new sibling who was born at home) Jenni Overend

Parenting

The Art of Sensitive Parenting Katharine Kersey From Diapers to Dating (A Parent’s Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Children) Debra W. Haffner, M.P.H. The Year Round Parent Dr. Mary Manz Simon Welcoming Spirit Home (Ancient African Teachings to Celebrate Children and...

Holistic

Aromatherapy for Mother and Baby (Natural Healing with Essential Oils During Pregnancy and Early Motherhood) Allison England A Holistic Guide to Embracing Pregnancy, Childbirth and Motherhood Advice from a Doula Karen Salt The Expectant Mother’s Guide to Prescription,...