Winter Solstice Birth

**EDIT** Original post in 2011 "The Winter Solstice, here in the Northern Hemisphere, occurs tonight. Solstice, coming during the coldest time of the season, a time for turning within, for darkness and quiet. The Winter Solstice brings us the shortest day and longest night of the year. It also signals a turning back toward the light and a time of celebration." -Susan Lucas, WiseBirthWays The above was written to me by my Birthing From Within mentor, Susan. She always has a way of coming into my consciousness at just the right moment, and this was no exception. Just the day before, I was called to attend a birth. As I came back to my own family, home and reality, I opened up this emai

Birth Announcement! VBAC Victory "Victoria Rose" 12/6/16

Meet Victoria Rose, and her strong mother Veronica. Veronica came into my care very early on in her pregnancy and her longing for a VBAC was palpable. By the time her birthing day arrived, she had prepared herself well. She and her husband Ryan not only took private Birthing From Within classes with me, Veronica surrounded herself with the strong group of women in our local ICAN group. Also, Veronica and Ryan took advantage of extra one-on-one time with me to learn about Gail Tully's Spinning Babies principles and began implementing them in the third trimester. What's really great about that is that Veronica is an athlete. She's super strong, super fit, and super determined. Intuitively we

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