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Birth Class beginning December 5th

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Birth is such an exciting time … but in our culture we typically experience birth through poor representations in the media. If you’re expecting soon, join me (beginning this week!) to prep for your birth. It’s likely the most athletic event you’ll ever participate in. Birth class is comparable to the training done before a […]

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40 days of postpartum

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Those first forty days are traditionally protected, so mom and her newborn can acclimate to their new reality. This is a time to be insular and focus on your baby. In our culture, 40 days of relative tranquility can be challenging – or even impossible – to achieve. Not just because we’re so busy with […]

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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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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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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 […]

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Birth Dictionary – all the terminology

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For most, the world of birth is a mystery – until you’re in it! And then there’s a speedy learning curve. Here’s a list of terms (a birth dictionary?) that are thrown around in the birth world to help with that learning curve! Birth Dictionary General Vocabulary There are lots of words used as you […]

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Local Hospital Birth Options

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While homebirths are on the rise, the majority of NY residents (~99% to be more precise) will choose to birth in a hospital. Even so, we generally seek out an environment that is as close to home as possible when it’s time to birth. Fortunately, our local hospital birth options recognize this and are proud […]