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The Birth of River

The Birth of River

With every birth a mother is born.  Whether it's your first or fifth birth, it is a transformative time, poignant and capable of creating personal revolutions.  As soon as my husband, Chad, and I...

Four Reasons We Should Forgive Our Care Provider

Four Reasons We Should Forgive Our Care Provider

(Midwife doing baby exam.)   Through the years of teaching birth classes I have learned far more than any of my students. One thing I have noticed as time has marched on is that two different...

Delayed Cord Clamping: What Every Expectant Parent Needs to Know

Delayed Cord Clamping: What Every Expectant Parent Needs to Know

Nearly every pregnancy-related television show and movie has that quintessential scene where the doctor turns to the newborn’s father and asks if he’d like to cut the cord. While it’s always a...

Preparing Your Child to Attend a Sibling's Birth

Preparing Your Child to Attend a Sibling's Birth

By Olivia Hinebaugh     I knew when I found out I was pregnant for the second time that I wanted my son to be included in as much of the pregnancy and birth as possible. I grew up knowing all...

Belly Binding for Prenatal Comfort and Postpartum Healing

Belly Binding for Prenatal Comfort and Postpartum Healing

Originally posted at motherwiselife.org Have you heard of belly binding?  I hadn’t until I took Gena Kirby’s Rebozo class, where she demonstrated (among the many uses of Rebozo) prenatal belly...

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Calming Yourself During Colic: Expert tips for inconsolable babies - and their inconsolable parents

Calming Yourself During Colic: Expert tips for inconsolable babies - and their inconsolable parents

It’s 9pm, and your normally placid 8-week-old starts screaming. You nurse her, burp her, swaddle her, sway her – but nothing works. The screaming continues, nonstop, for the next three hours. Your...

Operation Meditation

Operation Meditation

It’s 5:00 am. I have to pee very badly. And I’d like to go meditate.   Someone else would simply get out of bed, pee, and blithely head off to their cushion.             Not me.             To...

Should We Stop Acting Like Breastfeeding is a Big Deal?

Should We Stop Acting Like Breastfeeding is a Big Deal?

  There seems to be almost constant drama in the online community concerning nursing-in-public, covering, Facebook rules and deleted pictures, disgruntled Target employees and offended nursing...

Got Trust? The Antidote for Insecurity & Stress

Got Trust? The Antidote for Insecurity & Stress

One fundamental intention in parenting for peace is to foster trust and hope within your child from the very beginning. When we nurture trust in our children's souls, it can unfold into an unending...

Mining Joy from the Muck of Daily Mothering

Mining Joy from the Muck of Daily Mothering

If you've followed me much, maybe you've heard me say this already: motherhood brought me to my knees. Motherhood broke me open, and then brought me... sometimes kicking and screaming...

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Pregnancy after loss chat thread
started by Chapsie in December 2014 Due Date Club last post by mamasmiracle5 Today at 1:57 pm | 22 replies | 285 views
First word
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OB appointment today! :)
started by waiting4years in November 2014 Due Date Club last post by waiting4years Today at 1:53 pm | 5 replies | 63 views
The person below me.....
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names, names and more names...
started by MBHenry in June 2014 Due Date Club last post by lilmiss'mama Today at 1:44 pm | 106 replies | 2175 views
Could sex determination be wrong at 12 week sono?
started by Sarah720 in November 2014 Due Date Club last post by Ratchet Today at 1:42 pm | 4 replies | 69 views
Grad Club: Where the group discussion continues after the ONE thread!
started by innacircle in I'm Pregnant last post by maof1 Today at 1:36 pm | 492 replies | 5203 views
Third Delivery/ Recovery?
started by PlumeriaSky in July 2014 Due Date Club last post by lucky#7 Today at 1:32 pm | 3 replies | 23 views
~*~The TTC ONE Thread~*~April 2014
started by tinytina in Trying To Conceive last post by Alivewithyou Today at 1:28 pm | 493 replies | 6640 views