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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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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...

Mayim Bialik Opens Up About Her Breastfeeding Challenges and Becoming a Lactation Educator

Mayim Bialik Opens Up About Her Breastfeeding Challenges and Becoming a Lactation Educator

Fred nursing on the subway at 3 years of age   A big thank you to Mayim Bialik for contributing this special guest post. Mayim writes about The Big Bang Theory, breastfeeding, and all things...

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