Category Archives: Pregnancy

Spinning Babies

So often I’ve heard reference to the website Spinning Babies, and I searched it myself when I had a baby in the breech position. At our recent ICAN meeting for doulas we heard from Katie about the rates of cesarean … Continue reading

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Preparing for Labor

(These are more notes I’ve collected, and once again there’s no source. Let me know if you’re aware of where it’s from so I can credit them.) * Educate yourself about the birth process, the purpose of pain in labor, … Continue reading

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Ways to Entertain Kids

Here’s a great list of ways to entertain your child while laying (or sitting) down. From Babycenter. For moms on bedrest with older children to entertain, or for moms with a new baby and big siblings needing some attention, this … Continue reading

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VBAC Questions When Choosing a Care Provider

I read through several lists and compiled them, adding the questions I asked care providers during my VBAC consults. (I knew who my primary care provider would be but I wanted to find out back up options in case I … Continue reading

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Blessingway Ideas

I’m reading a fun book called Blessingways: A Guide to Mother-Centered Baby Showers–Celebrating Pregnancy, Birth, and Motherhood. It explains some of the traditions developing for blessingways as they become more popular and I’ve attended a few baby showers that incorporated … Continue reading

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Lactation Cookies

Oatmeal, flaxseed, and brewer’s yeast are all helpful for milk supply. This is our standard vegan cookie recipe with the brewer’s yeast addition. Hmmm, considering how often I make these vegan cookies I wonder why my milk supply is more … Continue reading

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Perinatal Loss Sensitivity Training

This week I have the opportunity to attend the Perinatal Loss Sensitivity Training program at a local hospital. Well, “local” meaning it’s in the metroplex but depending on traffic it can be a couple hour drive! It is a four … Continue reading

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Mothers’ Hands | Denton Birth Photography

So the story behind this photo – it’s a three generation shot! During this birth the mom had so much wonderful support with family there that I was mostly trying to stay out of the way and snap photos (as … Continue reading

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Massage Therapist in Denton

So I decided I really needed to do some “research” as I create my resource list for massage therapists. You can google for your options, of course, but it’s different when you get a recommendation from someone that’s actually had … Continue reading

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World Infant Mortality Rates

America is currently 34 – we’ve been dropping.

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