Pain’s Message

“Labor will hurt. Probably a lot. But whether this is negative is another matter… A laboring woman can be in a great deal of pain, yet feel loved and supported and exhilarated by the creative forces flowing through her body and her ability to meet labor’s challenges.” ~ Henci Goer Pain in general is not…

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Something is Better Than Nothing.

As a birth professional, a big part of my job is walking alongside women and their partners during the childbearing year by educating them about almost every aspect of their pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum period. I meet women where they are, not where I think they should be. Often, not even where she thinks…

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The Most Important Piece.

I have birthed four children, all of them out-of-hospital. My oldest was born in a free-standing birth center after 37 hours of labor, including two to three pushing. My second was born in my own bed after eight hours of labor, and a few minutes of pushing. My third and fourth were also born in…

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Already Mother

Birth is an adventure only experienced by most women a few times in their lifetime. Make it count – no matter what your medical needs are. Get educated. Participate in the decision-making. Be a mother to your unborn baby, because you ARE, already, Mother. ~Tiffany Miller, CLD This thought came to mind this morning as…

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McRoberts Manuever

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVkRrkMdU4c&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&feature=player_embedded&fs=1] Try to guess the weight of the baby before they announce it at the end. You will be amazed!

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Amazing HBAC! Be inspired.

Make video montages at www.OneTrueMedia.com And…some vital information you should know if you are ever told that you need to have a cesarean for meconium staining in the amniotic fluid. “Researchers reviewed records of 199 cesareans that were done for non-reassuring fetal condition and/or meconium stained amniotic fluid in a rural hospital to evaluate the…

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Twins Born Naturally?

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E-wULAaD50&hl=en] I pretty much know nothing about multiple births, but I found this video so inspiring, that I had to share it with you. Enjoy.

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Powerful VBAmC Video

If you’ve had a c-section – especially more than one – check this out. It’s a must-see. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yK0K0HAgLDM] For more information, check out the ICAN website, as well as this 2006 Study.

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My First Birth

I have officially attended my first birth as a labor doula. Momma went into labor Tuesday evening, but it didn’t pick up until around midnight. I was called at about 1:30am on Wednesday, and headed over to her house to help her out. This is a first time Momma who had desired a status quo…

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Watch the Eyes: A Newborn’s Conversation with God

A baby asked God, ‘They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?’ God said, ‘Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you.’ The child further inquired, ‘But tell me, here in heaven I don’t have…

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