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I occasionally get phone calls from pregnant women who say," I'm due in 3 weeks and I'm looking for a childbirth class. Do you have a class coming up?" To be honest, I really want to reach through the phone and slap that...read more
Are you pregnant? Hopefully you're already thinking about which childbirth class you're going to take. Do your research and find the right class for you and your birth partner. Here is a comparison of two types of childbirth classes. Whichever you choose, start in...read more
At 33 weeks and 4 days gestation my water broke on Monday morning (most likely because of the change of weather – barometric pressure etc.), and things got crazy. I was admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of PROM premature rupture of membranes). When I...read more
First, It's never too late to try to find a doula. Research has shown that your birth experience will be better overall if you prepare by taking a good childbirth class, (preferably from an independent instructor), and hire a doula to help you and your birth partner...read more
Radley’s due date was 8/7/15. Although I had told myself throughout my pregnancy that it was likely he would be late, I was getting anxious to meet our little bundle of joy as his date was approaching. After 8 weeks of Bradley Method classes with Liza Janda, Zack and...read more
Why are people not signing up for childbirth classes? Can you learn all you need by reading a few books and scrolling through Google for answers? What can and does happen when you don’t take the time to fully prepare emotionally, mentally, and physically for the birth...read more
Yikes! Feeling like you don’t know which one of your personalities is going to appear from hour to hour? Welcome to the mood swings of pregnancy! Understanding why you are behaving this way may help. Learning coping strategies to make life a little easier for you and...read more
I wanted to share with you my amazing birth story. Kaia Bel Sethi was born this morning at 8:12am. Weighing 7lb 3oz and 19.5 inches long. I am writing this as I sit awake in the hospital with my baby girl sleeping on my chest 🙂 I started to feel contractions...read more
Cohen James was born at 10:38pm on February 4th (two days after his due date).I started having contractions in the afternoons for a few days prior, but they were very mild and always stopped when I went to bed. On the 4th, I woke up at 3am with mild...read more
Start acupuncture at 35 weeks: For all the “stars to align” and labor to start on its own and go smoothly, your hormones need to be balanced. Beginning acupuncture at week 35 of your pregnancy can be very helpful in helping your baby to get into the right position...read more