Birth

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. […]

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Herbal Pregnancy Tea – why and how

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Herbs are an easy addition to your nutritional diet, adding minerals and vitamins that might otherwise be challenging to consume. There are several herbs that are particularly useful during pregnancy. Herbs for Pregnancy Dandelion Root – high in vitamin C, tones the liver Raspberry Leaf – mineral rich (magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium), tones the uterus […]

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Why You Should Write Your Birth Story

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Birth is transformative, powerful, and overwhelming. It can feel unbelievable – that there are no words to express the experience. Taking the time to write out your birth story as soon as possible will allow you to process your experience. 6 Reasons to Write Down Your Birth Story For Remembering. Writing down your experience will […]

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Routine Screening: glucose tolerance test

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When pregnant, there are several screenings or tests that are advised. Pregnant people must research the risks and benefits to these screenings and decide if they are appropriate for their pregnancy. As a pregnant person who has hired a birth team, you are in control of what screenings/routines/protocols/etc that you consent to. One such screening […]