April 18, 2019

Before we talk about what to do in early labor, let's define it. 

Early Labor : 

The first phase of labor when contractions are under ten minutes but mild and manageable. Contractions usually follow a regular pattern that can be anywhere between 10-7 minutes apart. These...

April 10, 2019

The BIGGEST question we are asked when clients inquire about postpartum doula support is:


While this question varies depending on family need and lifestyle, I will give you a glimpse into the benefits of having a postpartum doula in your home f...

October 25, 2018

Do you want a VBAC?

October 25, 2018

Want to know a secret about birth? 

Women don’t let their babies out unless they feel safe!!

Basic primal instinct for us humans. If we feel a threat, become stressed, or even scared while in labor, we will slow or stop labor from happening. This ensures that we keep our...

October 23, 2018


What do you want from this experience? Have you asked yourself this? What do you personally want from your birth experience? What are you hoping to gain? What are you hoping to shed? What are you hoping to learn? 

Birth is an amazing opportunity for GROWTH.


October 1, 2018

I have been a midwife for 18 years and have the privilege of caring for birthing families everyday. Working in this sphere makes me keenly aware of how important it is to protect a woman’s birth space and honor that place of intimacy and vulnerability. Building trust a...

October 1, 2018

I had the honor if sitting down with Melissa Alexander, MSN, CNM

and part of Midwives of Orange Coast Women’s Medical Group, in celebration for National Midwifery Week! I wanted to better understand how she came to this work, what drives her and how she sees maternity...

June 27, 2018

Labor of Love Birth & Postpartum specializes in working with families in postpartum. Through the years we have learned that our households are only as healthy as the mother that resides in the home. 

Helping a women recover from birth & pregnancy, take care of herself,...

Working with women in birth & postpartum is a big responsibility & at Labor of Love we take this very seriously. We are acutely aware of the emotional health issues that can arise from our birth experience and we desire to support women in EVERY way throughout their jo...

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