10 Positive Affirmations for Homebirth and Unassisted Birth
Making the decision to have your baby at home isn’t as radical as it was 15 years ago but there will still be a few people who cock their heads and look at you like you’ve lost your mind. If you’ve ever seen a birth reenactment or portray on television, it’s not hard to understand […]
Pregnancy and the Nutrition of Our Experiences
When we are pregnant, it is easy to think of feeding our bodies a diet rich in clean, healthy foods. We try to avoid processed foods for the most part, instead choosing whole foods to keep our own bodies strong and healthy, and to keep our absorption and digestion functioning well. The quality of water, […]
Top Five Gentle Parenting Baby Shower Wish List
At sixteen weeks pregnant to date, I’m feeling my baby move a bit and getting a little more horizontal in the belly region. We’ve interviewed a great doula, are considering midwife-assisted vs. unassisted birth, and starting to talk about the stuff we might need before the baby arrives. In pondering baby shower registries and requests […]
Natural Birth With Multiples: Yes You Can Do It!
[youtube]cDteQp2mfuI[/youtube] When I found out I was pregnant with twins six years ago, my first emotion was happiness but the second was fear. How would I manage a natural birth and practice attachment parenting with two babies at once?! Having a natural birth with multiples is absolutely possible despite the lack of support from mainstream […]
Five Things You Need for Your Unassisted Birth
One of my favorite YouTube videos features birth advocate Laura Shanley speaking to Bob Berkowitz and Donna Barnes about unassisted birth. [youtube]f8Q_zCyjaw8[/youtube] She speaks about the flight or fight fear response that makes birth so painful and difficult for women around the world, and surprisingly, it seems as if the newscasters start to see where […]
Best of the Web: Mom Tries to “Get it (Labor) Started” With Funky Dance
Both of my children were “overdue” – my first by 10 days, while my second waited 9 extra days to greet me face to face. I no longer believe in due dates and think that babies come when they’re ready. I’m not a big fan of the scare tactics that are used to pressure women […]
Will You Watch Dr. Nancy Salgueiro’s Live Birth?
You’ve probably watched “A Baby Story” on TLC at one time or another. This show follows pregnant women through their birth and the first few days of life with their new baby. A sweet as this sounds, I don’t recommend this show to expecting women as, like any television show, the emphasis is on intense […]