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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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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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New Study Shows Induction of Labor Increases Cesarean Risk

This past week a new study was released showing that mothers who were induced into labor were twice as likely to receive cesarean surgery.  We have known for sometime that induction of labor has increased the number of babies born pre-term, … 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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The Amazing Body of a Woman

We had a great class last night!  As I sat amongst the amazing women preparing to be mommies, and the supportive, smiling fathers, I couldn’t help but marvel at how awesome pregnancy and birth are.  It is almost unbelievable that … Continue reading

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