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Fear of Childbirth – Part III

Overcoming Fear There is a secret in our culture, and it is not that childbirth is painful.  It’s that women are strong. -Lisa Stavoe Harm In this third post of my series on the Fear of Childbirth, I want to … Continue reading

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Fear of Childbirth – Part II

In the last post, we discussed possible reasons for our fear and anxieties of birth.  In this post, I hope to get more specific about how the experiences we have and the stories of others can impact birth.  Then, in … Continue reading

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Does Childbirth Education Really Work?

Microsoft Clipart Is attending a childbirth education class worth your time?  Is it worth the money?  Will classes really do anything to improve your experience or make birthing your baby any easier?  What kind of classes are best? I must preface … Continue reading

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So Very Grateful

These are my girls. Their births made me understand life in a whole new way. Their presence has changed me for the better. I am more than grateful for them.

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Prenatal Yoga

Yoga is truly a gift to motherhood.  Studies have shown that women who exercise during pregnancy have easier and less complicated labors and births.  The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology states that pregnant women should create a goal of 30 … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Intuition

If you are already a mother you have undoubtedly experienced those times in which you “just knew” something was either the right or wrong choice for your child.  Or perhaps you expected something to happen just as it did long … Continue reading

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Inspirational Birth Quotes

Ina May Gaskin, CPM – Spiritual Midwifery (1977) We have found that there are laws as constant as the laws of physics, electricity, or astronomy whose influence on the process of the birthing cannot be ignored.  The midwife or doctor … Continue reading

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