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Teslas, Million Dollar Homes, and a "Butter Birth" - Adventures of a Doula As a doula, I’ve had some great experiences with many couples. Some couples lead very interesting lives, very different from my own. I was expecting to hear from one of my pregnant...read more
My husband, Tim, and I took Liza’s Bradley Method Childbirth Class after I heard about it from a co-worker many years ago. It was something I kept in the back of my mind for when I did get pregnant, and we are so glad we made this decision. I knew it would be a good...read more
In April 2011 I gave birth to my 3rd child, my first C-section. Four months after my C-section I found myself pregnant with my fourth child, due May 2012. Every baby is a blessing in my eyes, but I was scared and nervous about this pregnancy. The closeness of...read more
Drink During Labor: Recipe For The Best Cocktail For A Laboring Mother Mix the following ingredients in a large container for a tasty electrolyte drink for labor. Double or triple the amounts for a first labor. The average first labor is about 16 hours. Make this...read more
My Due Date Baby- The Birth of Warren Frances at Babies in Bloom Birth Center, A Bradley Method Birth Story
What Is This Tightness In my Belly? I had myself convinced that I was going to carry my baby far past her due date. I was expecting to feel that labor was coming. Some sort of change in my body that let me know things were going to start happening. It wasn’t until the...read more
by Liza Janda E-RYT, RPYT Give me 70 Degrees Fahrenheit! I love San Diego for its temperate climate. So why in the world would I go practice hot yoga in 105 degrees? I remember hot summer days in Baltimore, MD. I think the words that comes to mind are “oppressive...read more
Ignore Your Labor and Your Pre-Labor! By early February Pre-labor contractions began getting strong enough to regularly awaken me at night. I would time them for a while and then decide to ignore them and go back to sleep. “Ignore your labor” is what we had been...read more
3 Reasons Your Baby Needs You To Practice Relaxation When a mother is stressed she produces stress hormones also known as catecholamines. Your baby is directly affected and feels stress, through your blood stream, by these stress...read more
Here’s how to make sure you don’t get labor induced, unnecessarily, because of low AFI (amniotic fluid index). If you do all you can to make sure you are fully hydrated, and you still have low AFI, then that may indicate a problem and getting labor induced may...read more
We’ve all seen videos or TV shows with a pregnant mom doing the Lamaze breathing that goes something like this, “hee, hee, hee, ho, ho, ho, ha, ha, ha.” Well, besides sounding a little ridiculous, who in the...read more