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Good nutrition! Yes. That is pretty much it! Pregnancy, labor, and birth are full of the unexpected. But one of the most important things you can do to have a healthy pregnancy, a healthy baby, and a healthy birth is to eat right during your pregnancy. Good nutrition...read more
Labor started off at 11:45 Friday night with contractions about every 7 minutes. By 4:30am they'd made it to 3 minutes apart but not quite strong enough to head to the birth center. Our midwife told us to press on and we did. I labored all over our apartment and the...read more
Planning a baby shower? Think of all the fun things you get to do to plan this baby shower! But let’s not get ahead of your self. When are you going to have the baby shower? Plan that party during the last trimester of pregnancy or you could wait till after the baby...read more
Even if you’re not good enough to sing on “The Voice”, your baby will love the connection you two make when you sing your baby a lullaby. Believe it or not, your voice - Yes Yours! – Brings joy to your infant. Watch your baby begin to reciprocate to your singing in...read more
Dear Little Joshua, The weeks leading up to your due date were filled with on the go trips with big brother, Mark. We could hardly wait for your arrival any day! Mark and I went to the zoo, splash pad, library, car wash, chick Fil A, "moo-seum", etc! We were busy,...read more
by Liza Janda Just this week, one of my Bradley Method and Prenatal Yoga students asked me if I had any blog posts about vaccination. I said I did not, mainly because I know little to nothing about vaccinations. Also, it’s a really, touchy subject. I’d rank it up...read more
Camlan Michael was born on Monday at 35 weeks, 5 days. Here is my birth story... At 35 weeks 5 days pregnant I woke up at 3:30am to a popping sound, similar to snapping your fingers. Snap, snap and I knew exactly what it was. After going to the bathroom and...read more
This is the story of how Debbie Shelton became a doula/Monitrice, written by Debbie and edited by Liza Janda For twenty years I was so fortunate to support women through the life-changing event of becoming a mother. I was a labor and delivery nurse and I loved my job!...read more
I had a picture perfect pregnancy. But the unexpected happened and our daughter’s labor and birth was a traumatic experience. I am eternally grateful for Liza and the Bradley Method class for teaching us about my birth rights. I know for a fact that our labor and birth story would have been much different had we not been empowered with all the information we learned.
A student of mine, who took my childbirth classes and prenatal yoga classes for their first birth of twins, is expecting another baby. Kaiser Permanente is their health care provider. Her care provider gave her an official Kaiser Permanente handout on Epidural...read more