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I get this question frequently in my childbirth classes, ”Should I store my baby’s cord blood?” Let me tell you, I know next to nothing about this subject. I know a lot of information about having a normal, safe, and healthy pregnancy, labor, and birth, but that’s...read more
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39 weeks prenatal check up: Dr. R: “So we can schedule you for induction next Friday....” Rich and I: “No thanks!” 40 week check up with different doc because mine is on vacation: Dr. P: “Ok, so we will go ahead and schedule you for induction next week...” Rich and I:...read more
CERTAIN MY BABY WAS ARRIVING EARLY It was Tuesday and I was 40 weeks pregnant. I was at my appointment with my midwife, Paula, and I was full of disappointment. I had been certain my baby was arriving early. I was hesitant to have a vaginal exam since I knew it...read more
ACUPUNCTURE WORKS! The day before my due date I went to my very first acupuncture appointment. I called before going in asking him exactly what he does to get labor started. I told him that my midwives suggested it, and that they gave me the “okay”. On the phone, he...read more
During pregnancy, up to 13% of pregnant women can experience clinical depression or anxiety. Often, women who experience depression or anxiety during pregnancy are at greater risk of having an episode of postpartum anxiety or depression. In addition to medication,...read more
Everyone wants a safe and healthy labor and birth. Well, how about a relaxing, soothing labor and birth? Yes. It’s possible. If you have these items handy, they can help reduce stress, which helps reduce fear and pain. You can create a calm, supportive atmosphere...read more
Most women have probably heard a sister or a female friend complaining about all the restrictions expecting mothers must deal with when they get pregnant. There are a lot of obvious no-no’s, such as alcohol, tobacco products, and many over-the-counter and prescription...read more
Dr. Kimberly Ortiz, Psy. D., LMFT Doctor of Psychology Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #83635 Aren’t you so in love? Wasn’t giving birth the best day of your life? Isn’t breastfeeding magical? These are just a few of the questions new moms are asked on a daily...read more
Poems and prayers read during labor can have a dramatic and positive effect on the laboring mother, what she is thinking about and her emotions. Any positive things you can say or do surrounding the mother will encourage her and even make labor progress faster. Keep...read more