Is There a Right Time For Baby no. 2?

by Heatheron February 05,2014 in BirthFamily JourneyGrowthHealth and WellnessNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

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As my daughter heads towards 19 months, my fertility in full swing, my age continuing to rise, I am thinking a lot about when to have our next child. In all honesty, I also feel a little spirit knocking on the door a bit, so am thoughtfully weighing how long I’d like to ask him/her […]

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What a Mother Needs Most During Birth May Surprise You

by Heatheron January 24,2014 in BirthMommy CareNatural Parenting Style

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  Important preface: This article is written to bring more thoughtful dialogue to the issue of birth assistance for healthy pregnant mothers and their healthy birthing babies. It does not serve to slight any mother for any choice, nor does it presume in the light of some pre-determined health risks, that every birth can be […]

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Healing After an Unplanned Cesarean Birth

by Nicholeon March 24,2013 in BirthHealth and WellnessMommy BloggersMommy Care

We all make plans for our births. Whether we explore the many options that we have available to us by researching, discussing and preparing for our ideal birth, or if we choose (yes, it is still a choice) for a more “procedural birth” going ahead with your particular hospital’s standards or those of your attending […]

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Using Positive Birth Affirmations to Heal Birth

by Nicholeon November 27,2012 in BirthGrowthHealth and WellnessLearningMommy CareParenthood

Affirmations are uncomplicated tools that literally change our thoughts, therefore changing our experience and as a result will change our lives—for the better. They are simple truths that we can reintroduce into our lives, either by repeating them aloud while charging them with prayer or powerful intention, or written with the same energy behind them […]

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Our Unassisted Homebirth

by Heatheron August 28,2012 in Behind the ScenesBirthFamily JourneyNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

On July 15, 2012 at 2:05 pm we welcomed into the world our darling daughter, Violeta. She arrived after two hours of hard labor and two and a half hours of pushing, all twenty four hours after premature rupture of the membranes (water breaking) the morning before. Here’s how it all went: On Saturday morning, […]

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Five Fun Things You Don’t Need, But Might Want For Your Homebirth

by Bunmion April 10,2012 in BirthFamily JourneyNatural Parenting Style

I’ve already blogged about Five things You Need For Your Unassisted Birth and while there aren’t many tangible items you actually need to give birth to a baby, there are a few things you might want to have. None of these are particularly costly. They can make having your baby at home that much more […]

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Preemie Care: Mother’s Impact is Awesome

by Elizabethon March 14,2012 in Baby_WearingBirthFamily JourneyFeatured BlogHealth and WellnessKangaroo CareMoms Who Inspire

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In the NICU, the primary value is high tech nursing.  The preemie is the patient.  His care is the priority.  He is considered as independent of the mother when he leaves the womb.  Mother often stands on the periphery as an outsider while the nurses take control and care for the baby.  But, get this. […]

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All Sorts of Things To Do With That Placenta After Birth

by Heatheron March 11,2012 in BirthHealth and WellnessNatural Parenting Style

My partner and I took a long road trip to visit friends in the south of Chile last week. They live in the country surrounded by dairy farms and sprouting fields. We visited one of the farms to buy some of their great cheese and enjoyed the fields filled with pasturing cows. Apparently as part […]

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Post-Birth Body Image: Celebrating Self Acceptance, Daring for Self-Love

by Nicholeon March 08,2012 in BirthHealth and WellnessMommy CareParenthood

Every woman comes to pregnancy with a body that is uniquely her own, and with a mind and personal history all her own. Some women come into pregnancy with a body that they love being in. Some begin with something a little less than love; maybe with a strong like for your legs, or another […]

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What is a Blessingway Birth Ritual Celebration?

by Jillon February 26,2012 in BirthFamily JourneyMommy CareNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

Not sure what a Blessingway is? Imagine being in your final weeks of pregnancy surrounded by the women you love – fellow moms, sisters, friends (I decided to have my two daughters attend mine). They are gathered to celebrate you and encourage you on your journey to motherhood. As opposed to a shower where the […]

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