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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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Supporting Homebirth and Birth Center Midwifery Care for Rural Kentucky Women

Last week the Kentucky state legislature passed Senate Bill 110 which will allow optometrists to perform some basic laser surgery procedures that have generally been limited to opthalmologists.  The bill is aimed at improving the possibilities of eye care in rural … Continue reading

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There’s More than Choice Involved When it Comes to Breastfeeding

I love parenting newborns, and if there is any one thing I miss most about not having a newborn in the house anymore – it is breastfeeding.  Breastfeeding was a very satisfying experience for me, despite the difficulty I had … 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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Safety Warning on Sleep Positioners for Babies

Many mothers choose to use a sleep positioner in the crib, co-sleeper, or family bed to help keep their baby on their back, in hope of reducing the risk of SIDS – Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.  I was one of those mothers … Continue reading

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Birth Planning, Bonding, and Breastfeeding

We wait and ponder for many months about the birth of our babies.  We dream about the moment when our eyes first meet – when we can first wrap them in our arms, count their fingers and toes, and look … Continue reading

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Birth in Eastern Kentucky

Like in most places in the United States prior to the 1900s, if you were living in southeastern Kentucky and were expecting a child, you were planning to have that baby at home.  Your birth would either be attended by … Continue reading

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