Tori's Blog

  • Sleep and Childbirth

    Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

    1034045_56715244_thumbIt isn’t any surprise that I don’t sleep much. Years ago, when I was seriously deciding about whether to become and OB/GYN or a Nurse-Midwife, my biggest concern was sleep. My golden sleep and whether or not I was going…

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  • Acupuncture Does Not Help Induce Labor

    Saturday, February 25th, 2017

    I was in a nail salon not long ago and a very pregnant woman was sitting with her feet soaking in hot water asking the woman working with her to be very careful so as not to put her into…

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  • What Exactly Is An Ultrasound or Sonogram?

    Friday, February 17th, 2017

    Today I received a great question on Ask Tori, RN, about sonograms (ultrasound is the technique used to make the image) and whether or not they are harmful or have any effect on the unborn baby.

    Ultrasounds are considered to…

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  • Prenatal Classes

    Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

    As it is the start of another new year I am struck yet again at how quickly the time passes. Our babies become toddlers and then pre-schoolers, grade-schooler and beyond. And it happens in what feels like

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  • Memorable Holidays-Memorable Births

    Monday, January 2nd, 2017

    Happy New Year to everyone! I hope you were able to enjoy some down time with your partners, your babies, your families and all the people you love.

    Alexander and I were in the Canadian Rockies enjoying vast amounts of…

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  • Indelible Bonds

    Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

    1111655_family_with_newborn_2 I’d like to share with you what it feels like to be so much a part of a family’s birth experience that an almost immediate and indelible bond forms. One that becomes forever etched in each of us. Birth…

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  • Scheduled Birth – What’s It All About?

    Friday, November 25th, 2016

    Scheduled birth, labor induction, ever-increasing cesarean section rate, elective primary c/section…It’s enough to make your head spin. What does it mean? How do you make sense of it all?

    Clear research shows that elective birth prior to…

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  • Dogs & Kids : Sweet YouTube Videos

    Thursday, September 15th, 2016

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  • When To Call Your Baby’s Doctor – Print Out Sheet

    Monday, September 5th, 2016

    One of the toughest and most nerve-racking things for new parent is figuring out when to call the doctor. As a general rule of thumb, trust your instincts. If you suspect something is not right, you should always call…

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  • Old Wives Tales

    Saturday, July 30th, 2016

    Although it is  torrentially raining today, Spring is soon to come here in Northern California. We are all sneezing and walking around with itchy eyes from all the pollen in the air. Yesterday, a young mom asked me if sneezing…

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