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Think you're getting enough protein in pregnancy to grow a healthy baby? Probably NOT! By Liza Janda Every single cell of a growing baby is formed from protein. Not only the baby is formed from protein but also, amniotic fluid, bones, blood, placenta, and uterus-all...read more
Make Relaxation Practice Quick and Easy with these Five – One Minute Relaxation Exercises by Liza Janda
Practicing relaxation every day is easy! You need to be able to relax on demand when labor begins. Since contractions last an average of 60 seconds. Practicing for 60 seconds at a time just might be the simple answer to getting that daily practice in. 1. Centering...read more
by Liza Janda 1. Every expecting parent MUST watch the eye opening The Business of Being Born. 2. Read Ina May’s Guide To Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin: 3. Tour your birth place and ask THESE QUESTIONS when you do: HOSPITAL LOGISTICS & ROOM INFORMATION Are all...read more
I’d be rich if I got a dollar for every time I hear a pregnant mom say, ”I have a feeling my baby is coming early.” Did you know that the average pregnancy is 41 1/7 weeks? It usually takes more than 40 weeks to grow a healthy full term baby! Do you have a plan if...read more
Ritzo: Rebecca lost what appeared to be part of her mucous plug on Saturday night, her "official" due date. Since she told me she felt something different going on I decided to inflate the birth tub and get it ready. She emailed Andrea, our midwife, to inform her of...read more
A laboring mother will soak up whatever atmosphere, attitude, encouragement, or discouragement you surround her with. So, make sure you say only positive things to a laboring mother. You can not praise or encourage a laboring mother enough.
WHO WANTS A LONG LABOR AND BIRTH? NOBODY! A lot of people are afraid of labor and birth. Nobody wants a long labor. If I had some fairy dust to sprinkle on every pregnant mom I know, I'd pour a dump truck amount of fairy dust and wish for a quick and effective labor....read more
by Liza Janda
Water in labor is also known as an “Aqua-dural”. In other words, for many women in labor, submerging their bodies and laboring in water can have three benefits:
More Effective Contractions
There are 5 really simple solutions and cures to constipation in pregnancy. Read on and start feeling better.
Want a Safe, Natural Birth? Avoid These Common Mistakes by Liza Janda Avoiding These Game Changing Mistakes Can Help You Achieve Your Natural Birth Pay attention to your labor. The best thing to do when labor begins is to IGNORE YOUR LABOR! Believe me, your labor will...read more