Prepare Your Mind & Your Heart. Read Birth Stories and Tips that Inform and Inspire.
Tricks and Tips I was pretty determined to have a safe and healthy birth. That was priority number one – safe, healthy birth, baby, and mama. My husband, Chris, and I got educated and fully informed by taking a Bradley Method class. I also wanted to do everything to...read more
This is such a lovely meditation for mothers and mothers-to-be. Have someone read it to you while you practice relaxation to prepare for labor. Or begin each day meditating on being present for yourself and your children. Motherhood is not easy. Give yourself grace. Take a moment and breathe.
by Laura Schmitt At 6:29am she was born. Of course she was helpless And frail To the path before her, but she was also determined and Glowing with a newfound warmth. Her body surged with changes that shook the Foundation of Self-image she may have known. Cries arose...read more
First, congratulations for joining the over 21 million people in the United States who practice yoga! Since I’ve been teaching and practicing yoga for over 15 years, I’ve seen a lot of really bad yoga mats that cause people all kinds of aggravation and pain. Don’t Buy...read more
by Liza Janda If you’re like most women in the U.S. you probably had a cascade of interventions during labor and birth to help get your baby out. The use of these interventions can often be very helpful but there are risks along with the benefits. One of those risks...read more
I’ve been teaching childbirth classes for 22 years. My students’ goal is to have a safe, healthy, and natural birth. Not everyone is able to achieve this goal. Sometimes the stars align and things fall into place. Sometimes choices my students make or choices their...read more
We had a lot of fears that I wasn’t going to go into labor naturally leading up to the end, or that I was going to be really late. Those fears were escalated because our goal was to have a VBAC. We had twin girls the first time around and needed a Cesarean. I was...read more
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
Safe healthy Birth Recipe by jandaclan...read more
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