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These were comments I gathered by sending out a survey. These comments answered the question, "What is the most important thing an expectant mother needs to know about labor and birth?" Here are the answers: 1. That birth is something you do WITH your child --and...read more
What exactly is a Lamaze class? When Fernand Lamaze created his method of childbirth, the focus was on natural, normal labor and birth without medication and interventions. The idea was to use controlled breathing and breathing patterns to distract the laboring mother...read more
PREGNANT WOMEN GENERATE HEAT ALL ON THEIR OWN So many pregnant women show up at my prenatal yoga classes saying, "I haven't practiced yoga in months. I used to do hot yoga, but stopped when I became pregnant. " These moms are smart because Hot Yoga is not safe for...read more
by Heather Woods edited by Liza Janda Birth Story of Rose Ellice Woods Our baby was “due” August 19th. On the 15th around 1700, I began writing a birth story that, in my head, was perfect, the way I envisioned it. In spite of my visualization of a perfect birth,...read more
Does a backache always have to come with a pregnancy? Happily, the answer is NO you do not have to suffer from backache in pregnancy! But you’ll have to do a little bit of work to avoid or alleviate that age-old pregnancy complaint of backache in pregnancy. Scroll...read more
This is a natural hospital birth story. With the right preparation, you can create your ideal birth, no matter where it happens. Ignore Your Labor Lily's story started on new years day (Sunday) when I lost my mucus plug...I then noticed my first contraction early...read more
My True Loves My husband, Demian, and I met 10 years ago and he quickly became the love of my life. When we found out we were pregnant, I knew our love would only grow for our little one. Many mothers told me to get prepared to meet true love upon meeting your child,...read more
This article is about how to create and set an intention for the birth of your child. Most people don’t even think about this. The majority of American women are fearful of labor, feel the need to be spared expected suffering, assume the doctor knows best, and assume...read more
Nicole and Chris Fortunato hired me as their birth doula several months before their Feb. 9th due date. It was clear from the start that this was a couple who was willing to do what it takes to give their baby the best start possible. Nicole taking breaks from her...read more
I started mild contractions on Wednesday. On Thursday the contractions were stronger and I had bloody show. We went to bed early that night and I woke up Friday morning, around 3:00 am to much stronger contractions and could no longer sleep. I putted around that...read more