Don’t Let Go

As I am laying in bed next to my 3-year old so that he will fall asleep I cant help but miss the days when he was an infant and wanted to cuddle with me all of the time. I reflect on how my baby boy isn’t a baby anymore and is growing up. As I start to maneuver my arm off of him and attempt my way out of the bed, a hand reaches over and grabs my arm and he says, “Mommy, don’t...
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If The Following Are True, A Doula Is For You

A Doula is a beneficial addition to your birth team if any of the following things are true about yourself:   Birthing in a hospital, at a birth center, or at your home Your care provider is a Obstetrician or Midwife Planning a vaginal delivery or a cesarean section Wanting an unmedicated birth or planning to use an epidural Trying for a VBAC, anticip...
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Imagine a Day

  Take a minute and imagine having your very own Postpartum Doula for a day. You are meant to be a mom.  There are often times as a new mom that leave you feeling like you were not meant to do this. It is too hard.  Your body is sore, you need your sleep, and you just don’t know how you are going to get through the day.  Every time you try to use the bathroom, sit do...
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The Valley of Wait

Guest Post from Taffney L. Valley: Noun – an elongated depression between uplands, hills, or mountains, especially one following the course of a stream. Noun – any place, period, or situation that is filled with fear, gloom, foreboding, or the like: the valley of despair.   When my husband and I decided to grow our family, we were living in the Valley of W...
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The Truth About “Eating For Two”

The moment happens, you find out your pregnant, and it is almost immediately that cravings begin to occur. Since you are pregnant you are eating for two, right? As much as we have heard this, and would love this to be the case, it is actually not completely true. During the first two trimesters, our body requires the same amount of energy from food as we normally consume in...
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Options for Swaddling My Baby

To swaddle or not to swaddle is one of the many questions new parents face after their baby is born. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says that when done safely and correctly, swaddling can be a beneficial method to help soothe newborns and encourage sleep.  The latest AAP guidelines for swaddling can be found here. This information is all good and helpful, but c...
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Peacefully Birthed

Guest Post from Michelle B. I was always skeptical of those women you see in the birth videos that say that they had an orgasmic birth or a pain free birth. I had a very difficult first birth, but I didn’t hate women who had an easy birth! I wanted to find out what I could do to improve the experience…I decided that I would not let my difficult first birth experience dictate m...
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Birthed At Home – The HBAC of Baby Ford

Guest Post from Cainna B. After my first son was born via c-section for breech presentation, I knew that I wanted to attempt a VBAC for any subsequent children. I got in touch with Bonnie on the morning of my positive pregnancy test (she was so wonderful during my first birth that I hurried to snap her up again at the first opportunity!), and I asked her to suggest some VBAC m...
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Mae’s Birth Story

Guest Post from Jessica C. She was only two days late but I remember feeling like she was never going to come. I realize the impossibility of that statement and I realized it then but still. I went into labor around 4:30am on Friday January 17th. I downloaded an app to track my contractions and they were getting progressively stronger so I knew Mae was on her way. I let Dav...
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Laboring In Love: The Birth of Lincoln Edward

  Guest Post from Jennifer R.  About 1:30am on Friday, December 12th I woke up and knew I was in labor. I had previously had contractions that seemed like labor, but this was different. I was feeling pain in my back in addition to my abdomen, and I was spotting. I got out of bed because I was uncomfortable. I came out to the living room to try to sleep on the couch, as I...
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