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My First VBAC

On 13 September 2009 , tags: birth, pregnancy 2 Comments

About a week and a half ago I got a call from a mom to be who was due in three days. She had a previous cesarean birth with her son and after much reading and discussing with her husband they thought that a doula would be very helpful for them for the VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) birth ...

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Castor Oil Induction

On 13 September 2009 , tags: birth 1 Comments

It is not uncommon to hear much talk of "induction" among pregnant and soon to be birthing mothers. Induction methods can include using medication like Pitocin to bring on labor or other techniques such as stripping of membranes or manually rupturing the bag of waters by the caregiver. When I have a client who is hoping and preparing for a ...

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Broken Promises

On 10 September 2009 4 Comments

I cried yesterday. I promised my baby that I wouldn't cry anymore, and I did. I know there are many women (and men) out there that can relate to the frustration and sadness of trying to conceive. A term that I have become quite familiar with and many of "us" abbreviate to is TTC. The two week window is suspenseful ...

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Who's Pregnant?

On 09 September 2009 , tags: pregnancy 4 Comments

There can be many signs and symptoms early on in pregnancy. Things like just having that feeling, implantation spotting, positive pregnancy tests, nausea, missed period, and the list goes on. Does anyone out there care to share the story of how you found out or had a hunch your were pregnant? Who did you tell first? How did you tell your ...

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Nutrition: This for That

On 07 September 2009 , tags: food, health 0 Comments

Start thinking about how to eat differently in order to maintain your health and the health of your growing baby even before you become pregnant. It is really important to prepare your body ahead of time to allow for the best environment for your growing baby and so that you feel your best while pregnant. Changing your bad eating habits ...

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And the Winner is.....

On 03 September 2009 , tags: etc… 0 Comments

Congrats to Ceecee Blogger at www.ceeceeblogger.blogspot.com!!! Thank you everyone for your amazing comments and advice.

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I laughed. I cried. I recommend.

On 01 September 2009 , tags: life 0 Comments

I love to watch a good movie or get so into a book that I don't want the end to come. Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife by Peggy Vincent was one of those books. I could not put it down. It was sad, hilarious, and deeply gripping. I highly recommend this book about Peggy's journey as a midwife. ...

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100th Post Giveaway

On 28 August 2009 , tags: etc…, life 21 Comments

It's my 100th post! Thanks to all of my dedicated readers. I have so many ideas about women's health, childbirth, pregnancy, fertility, etc. I am happy that you have joined me in my journey! "Enjoy this time with your husband...you will have kids for the rest of your life." - This is the a great piece of advise I hear from all my ...

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Ignorance is 'Not' Bliss

On 25 August 2009 , tags: health 1 Comments

Remember the 1991 movie, Fried Green Tomatoes? Evelyn Couch, played by Kathy Bates, goes to a class where at one point the women are given mirrors and asked to take down their panties and explore their vaginas. Evelyn gets so uncomfortable that she has a break down and leaves class in tears. Ladies.....ignorance is not bliss. When I was in 8th grade, ...

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The Basics of Charting Your Fertility

On 22 August 2009 , tags: fertility, pregnancy 1 Comments

Fertility charting can be used by those who want to use a natural form of birth control and determining the optimal time to achieve pregnancy.You will need to chart your own cycle to find what your most fertile days will be. These are very basic charts and simplified for the specific needs of this woman. By reading Taking Charge ...

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