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World Breastfeeding Week

On 03 August 2010 , tags: breastfeeding 0 Comments

My last post was on breastfeeding, but in light of it being World Breastfeeding Week, I would like to share a few more thoughts. Did you think about breastfeeding when you were pregnant? I did. And, in my mind I really thought it would be a cinch. I would just buy a special bra, slap in a nursing pad, and ...

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The Joy of Breastfeeding

On 19 July 2010 , tags: breastfeeding 1 Comments

Yes, it is a commitment. Yes, it can be challenging. Yes, it takes a bit of an effort to learn. Yes, it takes a lot of mommy's time. Yes, there can be soreness and trauma. But, it is OH. SO. WORTH. IT! I love to feel little fingers tickle my back as his arm dangles under mine while he eats. I ...

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My Mom Style

On 07 July 2010 , tags: mothering, parenting 1 Comments

While I was pregnant, I got a lot questions. Things like... Will you use pacifiers? Are you going to pump? Will you co-sleep? What kind of slings are you going to buy? Will you use cloth diapers? ...and so on. I was kind of determined not to set myself up for disappointment by deciding ahead of time what I would be doing. In my ...

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Birth Trauma and Breastfeeding Remedies

On 05 July 2010 , tags: birth, breastfeeding 0 Comments

Wouldn't it be nice if our bodies and babies came with a guidebook specifically for written for each of us? We could know ahead of time that labor could potentially be 25 hours long. We could plan on how to deal with the back labor and the third degree tears. The cracking, bleeding nipples from breastfeeding would be anticipated and ...

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My Very Own Birth Story

On 24 June 2010 , tags: birth, pregnancy 2 Comments

As I reflect back to a week ago, I am glad we are through that. But, I am sad that my baby is already almost a week old. We are definitely cherishing each and every moment - even the night time feedings. A week ago I was in labor. In fact, I was about to start active labor this ...

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Upcoming Fertility Awareness Classes

On 06 May 2010 , tags: fertility, pregnancy 0 Comments

Many couples desire to become pregnant, want to prevent pregnancy without the use of invasive birth control methods, or just want to track their reproductive health. Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) is a natural method that helps women and couples understand fertility based on four main fertility signs. This Fertility Awareness Method is 98% effective in preventing pregnancy when used properly and ...

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Pregnancy Massage Special

On 07 April 2010 , tags: health, work 0 Comments

April and May Special 60 Minute Prenatal Massage - $40 I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist and have worked with pregnant women for 5 years. Massage is a wonderful way to stay comfortable and relaxed during pregnancy and prepare for a enjoyable, safe, and healthy birth. Availability: April - Monday and Wednesday (10am - 7pm) May - Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday (10am - 7pm) Space is ...

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Preparing A Way

On 05 April 2010 , tags: pregnancy 0 Comments

A couple of days ago I realized that I am going to have a baby! That may sound crazy considering I am 30 weeks pregnant, but it hit me...I will be giving birth to this growing being inside of me. I am not sure how much all the things I am doing leading up to birth will actually prepare me ...

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When Is Your "Due Date"?

On 31 March 2010 , tags: fertility, pregnancy 0 Comments

Do you even know how they come up with that day? Ever wonder or get frustrated about why your "due date" changes as your pregnancy progresses or after you have a sonogram? Do you really want to rely on a sonogram to tell you the date you are due? And then, do you get hung up on all those dates ...

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Green Your Clean for Baby

On 29 March 2010 , tags: health, life 0 Comments

We all want to live in a clean, disinfected home, especially when we have a baby. Have you ever stopped to think about the chemicals that your baby is exposed to? How about bath time? Or baby learning to crawl on the kitchen floor? Did you just bleach the tub, mop the floor with chemical disinfectants, or put down carpet deodorizer before vacuuming? What happens to ...

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