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Prepare Your Mind & Your Heart. Read Birth Stories and Tips that Inform and Inspire.
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 arrived...read more
Research has shown that your birth experience will be better overall hire a doula to help you and your birth partner navigate the rocky road of labor and birth. Below are links to doula associations and organizations that either train and certify or just list doulas. You can look in your area specifically to hire a doula in your area.
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
From anxiety and depression to intense anger, passion, joy, and sadness. What’s a pregnant lady to do?
3 Hormonal Reasons Why You’re So Moody and 5 Solutions to the Hormonal Problem
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 contractions,...read more
8 Tips on How to Avoid Labor Induction: 1. 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 and your baby needs to be in the optimal position. Beginning acupuncture at week 35...read more
Want to avoid Pitocin, induction of labor? Want to avoid an unplanned Cesarean? Eat right to make sure your bag of waters stays intact before labor begins. Unplanned cesareans can happen if the mother’s waters break before labor begins. Why? Hospitals and doctors put...read more
Pregnant mothers-to-be have a tendency to focus on their dislike of their bodies. There is rarely a pregnant woman who says she feels great about her body during pregnancy. In the U.S., body image is so important to most women. As early as 8-10 weeks of pregnancy,...read more