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Birth Circle

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You just found out you’re expecting and it’s a little bit (or a lot!) overwhelming. Whether this is your first baby or last – a big surprise, or planned forever. Connecting with other expecting families who live nearby is a fantastic idea. It’s helpful to walk this journey with others. That’s where Birth Circles come […]

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What’s in a name? ~ 5 Baby Name Resources

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Yay! You’re having a baby! …. And that’s about the time to start obsessing about baby name options. This is a big parenting responsibility! This is what this person will be called for life (usually). So I’ve gathered my favorite-naming resources. Five Baby Naming Tools Baby Name Wizard – Put any name into the search […]

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Ultimate Pregnancy Christmas Wish List

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Sometimes being pregnant means you really want something edible. Sometimes you really want something tangible. And sometimes you need something that has no monetary value but makes all the difference! Here are two wish lists – one that will make the pregnant person in your life feel nourished and loved; one that will make a […]

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Stellar Birth Team Members

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Birth is tranformative, important, and essential. It’s vital that the birth team is respectful, knowledgeable, and trusting of women and birth. When your planning an event (say a wedding); buying a house; or going to school, surrounding yourself with the right team makes all the difference. Birth is no different. So who should be on […]

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Introducing :: Brown Eyed Photography Services Registry

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Brown Eyed Photography Birth Registry Just in time for the holidays, there is a baby registry available for Brown Eyed Photographer and Doula services! Professional Birth Photography and doula services are an incredible gift. Birth is a transformative experience. It is the foundation for your parenting journey. Doula support has shown to improve birth outcomes […]

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18 Tips for VBAC Candidates

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With a third of babies born via surgery, it’s no wonder that many women are seeking a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC). Fortunately, those that have gone before are a compassionate, generous, and wise group. When I asked for advice for VBAC hopefuls, these women had some wonderful pieces of wisdom. Tips for a Successful […]

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When Everybody and Your Mother has an Opinion

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You’re pregnant. Congratulations! Everyone is so excited! You’re birthing. Yay! You’re finally meeting your baby. Everyone is excited! You’re breastfeeding. That baby is demanding milk NOW! You’re doing your best to do what’s best for your baby. You’re parenting. Everyone has an opinion. Your mom. Your partner’s mom. Your best friend. Their parents. Your sister. […]