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Empowered Birth – Exciting Times for Birth True!

I’m really excited this week.  I announced that Birth True Childbirth Education is now a duo!  Heather Bates joined with me last week as part of Birth True.  She is a certified prenatal yoga instructor (one of the founders of … Continue reading

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Daddies in the Birthing Room and as Labor Support

It does a man good to see his lady being brave while she has their baby… it inspires him. – Ina May Gaskin CPM (midwife) Some of my most memorable moments as a childbirth educator and doula has been watching … Continue reading

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We Do Have Something to Offer our Pregnancies and Births!

“You are constructing your own reality with the choices you make…or don’t make. If you really want a healthy pregnancy and joyful birth, and you truly understand that you are the one in control, then you must examine what you … Continue reading

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Mommy, Me, and the 3Ps (Planning, Pregnancy, and Parenting) – Tomorrow Hazard, KY @ ARH Medical Mall

I’ve been working hard on a presentation that I will be giving tomorrow for ARH’s (Appalachian Regional Hospital) Women’s Health Series.  Tomorrow’s topic is Mommy, Me, and the 3Ps (Planning, Pregnancy, and Parenting).  My topic is Healthy Pregnancy and Birth … Continue reading

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Birth is a Creative Process – Not a Surgical Procedure

-“Birth is a creative process, not a surgical procedure. I picture dancers on a stage. Once, doing a pirouette, a woman sustained a cervical fracture as result of a fall; she is not paralyzed. We try to make the stage … Continue reading

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Cesarean Awareness Month and March for Babies

April is Cesarean Awareness Month.  This is a topic dear to my heart, and I hope to be able to share with you some helpful information, websites, online video, and inspiring stories throughout the month of April. The first story … Continue reading

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Childbirth Education for Rural Mothers

In the area where I teach “in-person” Lamaze Childbirth Preparation classes (along with other classes), I am the first person in around 10 years to offer a complete series of childbirth education classes.  Despite having a recent and rich tradition … Continue reading

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Postpartum – What to Expect After Baby is in Your Arms

The instance when you first lay eyes on your baby’s face with any real clarity of moment is magnificent.  There is no other word for it.  This baby you felt inside you, growing, rolling, kicking, hiccuping, sleeping, is now in your … Continue reading

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Writing a Birth Plan

Writing your birth plan can be one of the highlights of the final months of your pregnancy.  It can give to time to dream, work through fears, and discuss your hopes with your maternity care provider.  It is important to … Continue reading

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The Birth Plan

Having a birth plan is becoming much more common for women preparing to give birth.  At the very least, women have probably read about writing one in magazines or pregnancy related books.  I’m not sure when the idea for writing a … Continue reading

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