Birth Resource

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 […]

Maternity

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. […]

Birth Resource

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 […]

Birth

Happy Mother’s Day from Brown Eyed Photography

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Happy Mother’s Day! As the face behind the camera for Brown Eyed Photography, I get to meet many many mothers. Some visit the library every week. A few are entrepreneurs. Others sit on non profit boards. Some play a musical instrument. Several raise chickens. Most live on coffee and air. As parents, some read every […]

Birth

CVPH VBAC Birth :: Brown Eyed Photography

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Rachel and Jacob have two births under their belt and showed their experience, research, and commitment when they were ready to birth their third baby. They knew the vbac rate for the local hospital is low, but it wasn’t their first vbac either. A VBAC Birth at CVPH was doable. Successful VBAC Birth at CVPH […]

Lifestyle Newborn

Lifestyle Newborn Photography :: Baby Wallace

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After documenting my sister’s pregnant belly over Christmas in the Adirondacks and the first few days of parenthood in the hospital, I was able to act as postpartum doula – everyone should have one of these! – and took time to grab my camera as often as possible to provide lifestyle newborn photography, documenting Wally’s […]

Birth

15 Reasons to have a Home Birth

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I tell people that I was pro-home birth before having a home birth myself. I had two perfectly wonderful-minimally-invasive hospital births before having a homebirth. After having one … I will passionately support any and every low-risk family to pursue the home birth option. This is not an option everyone is comfortable with – but […]