Stretch Marks Anyone?

On 24 February 2010 , tags: life, mothering 4 Comments

Currently, I am trying two different products on my 24 week, growing, stretching belly. I believe it is really important to be careful, especially during pregnancy, about what you put on your skin. What you put on or in will get to baby. Use organic, chemical free, paraben free products that aren't made with artificial preservatives when at all possible. One product ...

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What Is Your Fertility IQ?

On 14 February 2010 , tags: fertility 0 Comments

As many of you already know, I am an advocate of Natural Family Planning and Fertility Awareness Methods as a form of birth control, pregnancy achievement, and maintaining the optimum health of your reproductive system as a healthy woman. Using the these methods, I prevented pregnancy for 2 years with my husband before we chose to start our family. I ...

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Cesarean Section Stats

On 12 February 2010 , tags: birth 0 Comments

As I approach the 23rd week of my pregnancy, I am very much looking forward to the birth of my baby in a few months. We are planning a homebirth and are very excited to birth in the comfort of our own home. I chose a homebirth because I want to feel safe, secure, loved, and in control of ...

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Tarrant County Birth Network - Update

On 03 February 2010 , tags: birth, pregnancy 0 Comments

The Tarrant County Birth Network is now up and running after much hard work and many ideas, thoughts, and suggestions. We have a lot to do to prepare for our first meeting on Thursday, March 11, 2010! We hope Tarrant County families, birth professionals, and expectant parents will come and be educated about their choices in pregnancy, birth, and beyond. So ...

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Acupressure Workshop - March 26-27, 2010

On 30 January 2010 , tags: work 1 Comments

On March 26-27, 2010 there will be a two day workshop on Acupressure and Childbirth for Birthing Professionals held in Wichita, Kansas. It will be lead by Dr. Lorraine Jones, who has been practicing acupuncture for many years and is extremely knowledgeable. Among other things, this class promotes and educates on healthy pregnancy and safe birth for expectant mothers, families, and ...

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Acupressure for Labor and Birth - Fort Worth

On 27 January 2010 , tags: birth, work 1 Comments

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE ACUPRESSURE FOR MY LABOR AND BIRTH? The majority of babies born in the U.S. show signs of stress or traumatic imprinting which begins with their fist interaction with the outside world - namely their birth. Natural, non-invasive techniques such as acupressure, acumassage, and gentle Asian massage techniques can prevent such trauma and help the mother and child to ...

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Postpartum Doula Services - Fort Worth

On 27 January 2010 , tags: birth, pregnancy 0 Comments

As a Postpartum Doula, I have been supporting families with postpartum care with their families and babies since March 2009. I have many years of experience with newborns, infants, toddlers, and older siblings. I understand that a new baby can be quite an adjustment for a family and I enjoy helping ease the transition and nurturing the new family. WHAT IS ...

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Birth Doula Services - Fort Worth

On 27 January 2010 , tags: birth, pregnancy, work 1 Comments

Supporting growing families is my passion! I have been a Certified Birth Doula through Doulas of North America (DONA) since May 2009 and have been serving pregnant and birthing women through doula and massage work since 2005. I serve pregnant women who plan to birth at home, a birth center, or the hospital. WHAT IS A DOULA? "Doula" comes from the ancient Greek ...

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Prenatal Massage Therapy - Fort Worth

On 27 January 2010 , tags: health, pregnancy, work 1 Comments

As a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2005, I have enjoyed working with pregnant women and new mothers for several years. I have specific training in Prenatal Massage and can work with you to incorporate massage into your prenatal care from 12 weeks pregnant to birth. WHAT IS A PRENATAL MASSAGE? Prenatal massage is designed to meet the specific needs of pregnant women from ...

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Babywearing - Slings and Wraps

On 11 January 2010 , tags: children, life, mothering 0 Comments

Last fall I attended a presentation on babywearing. There are so many choices when it comes to how to wear your baby and what is most comfortable for you and the needs of you baby. Below are several different types of wraps and slings. When searching for the best babywearing option for you, I suggest trying them on with a ...

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