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.

Group Beta Strep In Depth

Here is one the most in depth and informative articles I’ve read on Group Beta Strep!  Please read the Alternative options for preventing and avoiding GBS towards the end of the article. It turns out garlic destroys GBS when applied directly to the vagina!  Taking probiotics strongly inhibits the growth of GBS by increasing the […]

6cm is the new 4cm

Labor Research finally catches up with 20th Century! 6cm is the new 4cm!  Important NEW research for any pregnant woman hoping for a vaginal delivery in a hospital.  The OLD (1950’s) way of judging the progress of labor once the cervix dilates to 4 cm may be a major contributing factor to the our ridiculously […]

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 […]

How much weight should a pregnant woman gain?

There isn’t an exact answer to this frequently asked question.  However, most pregnant women can expect to gain at least between 25 – 35 pounds.  In a recent, albeit very informal “poll” on my Facebook page the average weight gain was 45 pounds with a range from 20 to 70.  Among my childbirth education students […]

Having A Baby? Take A Childbirth Class!

Congratulations on your pregnancy and welcome to the exciting world of Expectant Parenthood!  Choosing a Childbirth Class, a Birth Doula, a Midwife, an OB, a Hospital, Birth Center, a Pediatrician and/or a Postpartum Coach are just a few of the many decisions you get to make throughout your early parenting journey.  There are many choices in childbirth […]

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 […]