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Due Dates

Today, would have been my calculated due date for my second daughter – Ivy Pearl, had she actually been born on this day three years ago.  The date my midwife calculated was April 16th.  The day she was born was … 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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The Ultrasound Revealed My Baby is Big – What Now?

If I sympathize with any aspect of late pregnancy most, it is hearing the news that your baby is “big” or “too big”.  Our family grows big babies.  I was born a bit over 9lbs. (my mother’s first child) and … 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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My Body Wouldn’t/Won’t – Dilate

* Since this post still gets quite a number of visit 2 years after the original post.  I want to update also with a link to another resource and possible explanation to many of the questions posed here.  After reading … Continue reading

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Walk it Out – Bringing on Labor UNK Style

We’ve all heard that walking is really good exericise throughout pregnancy.  In late pregnancy, it is very good for helping the baby descend into the pelvis and encourage labor to begin.  The mama in this video takes it up a … Continue reading

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Birth in Eastern Kentucky – Part 2 (Now)

The United States as a nation had long moved away from the home as the place where childbirth took place by the 1970s.  From the time of the 1930s through the 1960s, US women were told little about how their … Continue reading

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