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Home Birth Stories

Home Birth Stories

Amy's Pregnancy and Birth Story  I am excited to share my pregnancy and birth story with you! Let's start at the very beginning. Right when I found out I was pregnant.   My Pregnancy Story August 22nd 2020: we planned a day out on a boat tour of the inlet. It was...

Labor Birth Photography

Labor Birth Photography

There are simply not enough words that can describe all the feelings that immerge from a single picture. That is because pictures revive stories that the best memory can’t recall. Nonetheless, a child’s birth is one of the most important life events in a couple’s...

Tips on Preparing for Twins

Tips on Preparing for Twins

Preparing for a baby can be overwhelming. Preparing for twins or multiple babies can be even more overwhelming! Multiple births may include twin pregnancy, triplet pregnancy, or more. Let’s get started on what you really need to know. Tips to manage caring for...

Pregnancy Terminology

Pregnancy Terminology

Much like other areas of medicine and health care, pregnancy and childbirth have many specialized terms and words you may not have heard off. Some terms you may have heard about however, you may be unsure what it means. We compiled a list of several the more common...

How to Prepare for a Home Birth

How to Prepare for a Home Birth

First things first, when it comes to preparing for a home birth, it is advised to have a prenatal medical check-up and take independent, evidence-based childbirth classes. Then, set up a birth team, create your birth plan, and acquire the needed supplies. Home Birth...

Birthing From Within: Book Review

Birthing From Within: Book Review

Birthing From Within in Summary By Pam England and Rob Horowitz Written by a midwife  and her husband, a psychologist, Birthing From Within is a MUST read for every pregnant woman in the United States (and beyond). This book is designed to help expectant parents...

How to Prepare Toddler For New Baby

How to Prepare Toddler For New Baby

  f you are expecting your second child, knowing how to prepare your toddler for a new baby is crucial to avoid sibling jealousy and resentment. We can easily get children excited about an upcoming event only to discover they hold resentment and haven’t processed...

Herbs To Avoid During Pregnancy

Herbs To Avoid During Pregnancy

What Herbs Should I Avoid During Pregnancy? Many women ask themselves and their health provider what herbs to avoid during pregnancy. While information seems contradictory at times, there are herbs that are known for being stimulants. It is best to discuss your...

How to Organize a Nursery

How to Organize a Nursery

Sometimes is overwhelming to think about how to organize a nursery. This article will show you some tangible tips to help get your baby’s nursery organized. First of all, you want to create a place that is safe and peaceful. For the first year of your baby’s life,...

Does Health Insurance Cover Doulas?

Does Health Insurance Cover Doulas?

Currently, most health insurance companies do not openly cover doulas. This is slowly changing and there are steps you can take to see if your insurance company might offer at least partial coverage if not full reimbursement. How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Doula? The...

10 Tips for Relaxation During Labor

10 Tips for Relaxation During Labor

Techniques to promote relaxation during labor are important to reduce the fear of labor and subsequent perception of pain. Understanding how your hormones work during labor is key to realizing how important these techniques are. This is even more important now as you...

The Role of Hormones During Labor

The Role of Hormones During Labor

Hormones are basically chemical “messengers” that your body creates to help with function. The role of hormones during labor is crucial for a peaceful birth. Basically, they can change the way your uterus contract, your stress and anxiety levels, and help make labor...

10 Common Infections During Pregnancy

10 Common Infections During Pregnancy

You have probably heard about infections in pregnant woman. Do you know which ones are the most common infections during pregnancy, and what symptoms to look for? Are there any risks to you and your baby from such infections? Although your baby is protected from many...

Breastfeeding Information For New Mothers

Breastfeeding Information For New Mothers

Accurate and timely breastfeeding information for new mothers is key if you are considering to breast feed. It can make the difference between a loving and bonding experience between you and your baby, or a stressful, painful, and overwhelming task. As a birth coach...

Pregnancy During COVID-19: What Do I Need To Know?

Pregnancy During COVID-19: What Do I Need To Know?

Planning a pregnancy and birth during the COVID-19 pandemic can be stressful. Besides learning about all that what happens to your body and hormones during pregnancy's, potential complications, and products to avoid if you are pregnant. Knowing what to expect from a...

Best Diapers for Newborn: Cloth vs Disposable

Best Diapers for Newborn: Cloth vs Disposable

What are the best diapers for a newborn? Cloth vs disposable diapers is still a topic where a lot of parents have doubts about it. How you will diaper your child is an important decision because each requires an investment in both time and money. You also need to...

Birth Choices: Know Your Options

Birth Choices: Know Your Options

Congratulations! You have entered a chapter of your life where your healthcare choices may be more important than ever before. Most parents have similar basic goals for birth: a safe, positive experience that results in a healthy baby. However, there are many ideas on...

10 Things You May Not Have Known about having an Epidural

10 Things You May Not Have Known about having an Epidural

According to the medical journal Anesthesiology, approximately 71% of women receive an epidural when giving birth. While not a large increase from previous years, this number is increasing. An epidural is often prescribed to decrease the pain of labor. Since it is...

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