Music for Labor and Delivery
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Among many relaxation techniques employed to soothe the mind and body, music is an age-old mixture of genius and comfort for the senses. Whether the music is a simple folk song being strummed on a guitar around a campfire, or a heart-thrilling orchestral Bach suite, the wonderful mind-calming … Read More

Doulas as a Part of Birth Team
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The morning when my client’s water broke, her midwife called me to let me know some basic information, including when she had gotten there and what the plan was.  We discussed the emotional and labor support needs. Then I came … Read More

Pregnancy Diet Tip: Eat Dates to Decrease Bleeding
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From Babymoon Inn Midwife Maribeth Diver: Please take a trip to a natural foods store and get some dates to snack on. The date fruit is the product of the date palm, a tree native to Northern Africa and the … Read More

Prenatal Appointments: Including the Spouse
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How to include the partner for prenatal appointments during Covid-19 Pregnancy is a joyous for families, and most partners want to be included in the prenatal appointments, especially the ultrasounds. Hearing and seeing the growing baby in the mother’s womb … Read More

How to Provide Supportive Care During Pushing
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I was taught purple pushing as a nurse.  That’s what they call the way the pushing stage is done in the hospital.  The woman is on her back with her legs being held up.  She holds her breathe and pushes … Read More

Smoothie for Postpartum and Lactation
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During pregnancy, our bodies use a lot of nutrients that need to be bulked up on or replenished after birth. Sometimes this can be a daunting task as a new mom adjusting to a new baby and trying to rearrange … Read More

28 Days to a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth: Days 22 – 28
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Not your typical list of pregnancy do’s and don’ts, last year we published 28 posts/days to a healthy pregnancy and birth that guarantee results. As social media is not always the easiest to go back through archives of posts, we … Read More

28 Days to a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth: Days 15 – 21
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Not your typical list of pregnancy do’s and don’ts, last year we published 28 posts/days to a healthy pregnancy and birth that guarantee results. As social media is not always the easiest to go back through archives of posts, we … Read More

28 Days to a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth: Days 8 – 14
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Not your typical list of pregnancy do’s and don’ts, last year we published 28 posts/days to a healthy pregnancy and birth that guarantee results. As social media is not always the easiest to go back through archives of posts, we … Read More

28 Days to a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth: Days 1 – 7
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Not your typical list of pregnancy do’s and don’ts, last year we published 28 posts/days to a healthy pregnancy and birth that guarantee results.  As social media is not always the easiest to go back through archives of posts, we … Read More

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