Category Archives: Hospitals

Testimonials

This little one really kept us on our toes! While I admit I often tear up when I see parents welcoming their new baby and there’s so much joy in the room, this time I was in tears BEFORE the … Continue reading

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What is the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative?

Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative is a PDF you can download to share with your care provider. Go to MotherFriendly.org to learn even more. Hospitals must meet those criteria to advertise that they are Mother-Friendly hospitals, so encourage your care provider to … Continue reading

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Mommy & Me Mixer – Breastfeeding Support Group

For local moms, I’ve been hearing rave reviews about the new lactation support group being hosted by the IBCLCs at Denton Presby hospital. This page has more details: Mommy and Me Mixer Meets each Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. … Continue reading

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Welcoming Babies

This last weekend I helped welcome three babies into the world three mornings in a row. It was a busy, beautiful, special weekend. All three births were attended by such caring birth professionals, both midwives and OBs. I was humbled … Continue reading

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Talk to Your Baby!

While still in the womb babies can hear our voices, and become familiar with those they hear most. Of course their mother’s voice is one we expect the to recognize immediately, and often we’ll see infants stop crying or fussing … Continue reading

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Gift for Dad

From a birth I attended last week, after they stamp baby’s feet onto the certificate they stamp them onto a special scrub shirt they provide for dad. What a sweet memento!

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Cesarean Birth Video

Because many locations don’t allow video in the OR, I thought this was a wonderful clip to share. It is a birth, obviously, so if you are squeamish or feeling sensitive about a cesarean birth experience then please be cautious … Continue reading

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NICU Photography Tips | Denton Birth Photography

Entering the NICU is like entering another world, and it can be an emotionally jarring experience for anyone – even more so when it is your infant. Whether parents were anticipating an early arrival and NICU stay or if they … Continue reading

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Cesarean Birth |Tips for Doulas

Originally posted September 2011: This morning (shortly after posting the video below) I got the call and raced out the door to attend my final certifying birth. We had anticipated a Saturday morning cesarean arrival but this little girl wanted … Continue reading

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Making Yourself at Home in the Hospital

I read Homebirth in the Hospital: Integrating Natural Childbirth with Modern Medicine – there were parts I liked, but parts I didn’t… if the hospital is where you feel the safest for emotional or physical reasons, then obviously that’s the … Continue reading

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