Kim Martino-Sexton

    Welcome to my blogsite! My name is Kim Martino-Sexton.  Since 1998 I have had the honor of standing in the presence of thousands of  newborn family miracles.   My intention is to deliver up the very best education about life’s most important moments.  I hope you find value in what is written here.

Refocusing My Energy for 2014

The time has come for me to refocus my energy from birth doula work to writing and publishing the books I have been working on for over 10 years.  Yes!  I am still teaching childbirth classes and coaching newborn families.  I am referring all of my students who are interested in a doula to my Spectrum Birth […]

Mom Matters

Beyond Birth ~ Mom Matters Preparing for the new mom’s wellbeing and postpartum recovery may seem inconsequential during pregnancy, especially since everyone is so focused on the expectant mom.  Between OB appointments, childbirth classes, baby showers, and breastfeeding classes, the expectant mother is fawned over, or so it seems.  Once baby is here, all eyes […]

A Birth Doula? Why?

A birth doula is a trained and experienced labor support professional.  She has a passion for empowering women and their families during pregnancy, labor and birth.  Most birth doulas have attended both hospital and home births.  Doulas support women and couples through all types of births.  Studies have shown that a doulas presence produces more […]

Natural Childbirth ~ Really?

Yes, whenever possible!  What is the definition of natural childbirth?  Natural childbirth is pregnancy, labor and birth the way nature intended ~ free of drugs, interventions and augmentations.   Natural childbirth is completely achievable in hospitals, birth centers and of course at home.  Proper preparation (education, exercise, nutrition…) and various types of support are the […]

Halloween Candy Woes Cured with Operation Shoe Box

It seems of as if our children collect enough candy on Halloween to last for a year.  Donating extra candy is an option, but I always feel like I am endangering some other child’s teeth.  Making up care packages for our soldiers feels better to me since they have very little access to treats from […]

Newborn Dad’s Rights

Did you know paternity must be established before Dad has any rights to his newborn baby? In most states, paternity is only established when Dad’s name is added to the Birth Certificate.  A birth certificate will be issued approximately 30 days after birth in most states. Which means at the hospital Mom must give the […]