Blog: Handguns, Holsters, and Homebirths

Handguns, Holsters, and Homebirths by Rachel Vangsnes of RISE Defensive Handgun Training What led me to this? I’m Rachel Vangsnes, and I met Heather and CTBC in 2012 when I was pregnant with my first, a boy. We got to work together again and become even closer...

The Birth of Baby K, our first homebirth

The Birth of Baby K written by her mama, Natalie I had my first baby the regular way, in a hospital. Before she was born I had researched home birth but at the time I felt that having a midwife was an unreachable goal and the hospital route was just the normal thing...

The Birth of Mace John

The birth of Mace John Bowman: by Megan Kapolka Bowman Those of you reading this likely follow me on social media and know that I was “overdue” the expected due date with mister Mace. Just like his older brother he was just too cozy in my womb. Since midway through my...

To Aubri…a birth story written from mama to baby

On July 5th, 41+2, I had a second acupuncture session. Phyllis, the acupuncturist said to eat Italian food. I had read an old wives tale about Eggplant Parmesan stimulating labor and I love Italian food so this was fine by me. Grandma Jan suggested going out for...

Video: The Laboring Cervix

Ever wonder what your cervix is up to during labor? Midwife Heather Hilton explains, using playdough as a visual example. Cervical dilation and effacement are no longer a mystery!