Prepare Your Mind & Your Heart. Read Birth Stories and Tips that Inform and Inspire.
Sleep is important for everyone, but especially for pregnant women. A healthy dose of 7 or more hours of sleep is crucial to the well-being of a pregnant woman and her unborn baby or babies. Research has shown that good quality sleep during pregnancy reduces the risk...read more
Practice relaxation every day during your second and third trimesters. It is never too late to start. If you practice daily, when labor begins, it will come to you easily. Your body will respond and you will be able to stimulate the relaxation response and possibly actually enjoy your whole labor and birth experience.
Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons for doctor visits. The American College of Physicians is now saying that alternatives to medications is the better way to go. Alternative therapies including yoga, acupuncture, chiropractic, physical therapy, and...read more
You anticipated the arrival of your new baby for months. You envisioned blissful joy and infinite love. But SMACK! Reality just hit you hard. 80% of new moms will have the Baby Blues. This is not the same as postpartum depression or anxiety. But, is it ever rough to...read more
Part of the 10% It was a Thursday afternoon July 27th, 2017. I was just settling down into the 2nd phase of the Miles Circuit. All of a sudden my water broke at 3:05pm. I guess I'm now part of the 10% of women whose bag of waters breaks before labor begins! I was 38...read more
This is such a fun birth story to read. I know! People don't think of birth as fun. but it really can be an amazing adventure and incredibly empowering. If you're having another baby (2nd, 3rd, +), make sure you're well prepared for Emergency Childbirth. Sometimes...read more
Why don’t more people know about a TENS unit for labor and birth? If you want a healthy birth for baby and mother, you have a few choices. One of the choices to help achieve a natural un-medicated birth is a TENS unit. TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve...read more