From Homebirth to Hospital: This is my story.

On 23 June 2013 , tags: birth, health, mothering, pregnancy 1 Comments

I believe that our bodies were created to birth our babies. I believe in empowering women to make their own choices about their bodies, their birth and their babies. I believe that birth is safe outside of the hospital for healthy, low risk women. (my first son was born at home.) But, most of all, I believe in the health, ...

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Top Five Reasons You Need a Childbirth Class

On 22 April 2013 , tags: birth, pregnancy 0 Comments

Are you pregnant and trying to decide if you'll take a childbirth class? Educating yourself is an excellent way to prepare for a healthy pregnancy, an amazing birth and a healthy new baby. Top Five Reasons YOU Need a Childbirth Class 1. Knowledge is Power. Classes can help mothers and fathers truly understand what to expect during pregnancy, how to confidently prepare for ...

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Protect Your Pregnancy and Birth

On 04 March 2013 , tags: birth, mothering, pregnancy 1 Comments

Several years ago I began to truly understand the mind, body connection. When I delved into the world of birth and even had my first child, the importance of that connection became very clear. I've also seen some very quick births happen after I've had a mother come for an acupressure session where I encourage her to take note of ...

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Nesting Tips from a Pregnant Mama

On 23 January 2013 , tags: life, pregnancy 0 Comments

If you are anything like me, you are having an overwhelming feeling to get your house in order before your baby arrives. My nesting instincts kicked in hard just as I approached 18 weeks pregnant. I woke up one Saturday morning with the urge to organize the I did. As I kept opening closets and drawers throughout my house, ...

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Your Body is Not a Lemon

On 25 July 2012 , tags: birth, breastfeeding, mothering, pregnancy 0 Comments

I must say, I just recently just discovered what in the world Ina May Gaskin's famous saying, "Your body is not a lemon", really means. Sitting around talking with all my birthy friends at a dinner table right next to Ina May herself, no doubt, I got the answer. Turns out I was WAY OFF! A lemon is a car, often new, ...

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Mother Up!

On 03 April 2011 , tags: birth, mothering, pregnancy 0 Comments

It is that time of year again. Spring has finally arrived! It's the season of life. The flowers are in full bloom and it seems like every time I turn around another baby has been born. For the most part our yard has gotten neglected since we moved into our house two years ago. My husband has put all ...

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My Midwife, My Friend

On 08 March 2011 , tags: birth, pregnancy 4 Comments

When I was thinking about becoming pregnant, I started to familiarize myself with the options. One thing I was sure of - I was definitely having my baby at home. There are so many fabulous midwives in my area. I wasn't sure how I was going to choose. Then, one winter day I attended the homebirth of a client. ...

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PUPPPS: I was really "itching" to have my baby

On 28 February 2011 , tags: pregnancy 0 Comments

Literally.   PUPPPS stands for "pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy". About 1% of pregnant women experience it. It is a skin condition that tends to appear at around 35 weeks of pregnancy. Women who experience PUPPPS will develop red, raised patches on their abdomen, thighs, arms, and buttocks that are extremely irritated and itchy. Some say it is due to the hormones ...

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FREE TICKETS - Only 20 Hours Left

On 16 September 2010 , tags: birth, pregnancy 0 Comments

BOLD is nearly here! As it quickly approaches, we are so excited to have media recognition for our event. We will air on Good Morning Texas on September 22nd at 9am, be sure to tune in if you are local. Also, The Dorsey Gang on 96.3 will play our interview on their station the week of the show. And, The ...

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Free Tickets to BOLD

On 10 September 2010 , tags: birth, pregnancy 5 Comments

In the post below, I told you all about BOLD Fort Worth. Girls Night Out, date night with hubby, or spend an afternoon with your mom! This event is on Saturday, September 25th! The play will be fantastic. The professional actors have volunteered their talents and time to make this an awesome show. Curtain times are 2:00pm ...

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