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Can I Breastfeed? Should I Even Try? – Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

It is no secret that breastfeeding is the way that babies were meant to be fed, nourished, and soothed.  Through the consistent results from studies conducted on the benefits of breastfeeding, we know that breastfeeding is absolutely worth giving it … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Birth Story of the Week – Mama Sings in Labor

This is simply a beautiful example of a mother finding comfort in labor, naturally.  One key to being able to do this successfully is your environment.  If you are in an environment where you feel threatened, unsafe, unloved, disregarded, etc…, … Continue reading

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Why I Love Working with Pregnant Women and Birth

The first reason – these two beautiful little girls who may one day be mothers.  I want them to grow up understanding their body and the capabilities it holds.  To not be ashamed of the functions of their healthy female … 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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Your Attitude About Childbirth Will Impact Your Experience

Giving birth is the ultimate creative experience; no one can accurately predict the totality of the experience of your child’s birth.  Your attitude about giving birth will have a powerful impact on your experience.  It is natural to be fearful … Continue reading

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