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It’s time to migrate the website.  Unfortunately the webhost I had been using for years has not be updated in years leaving me frustrated as I try to work with 2016 technology.  I’m not sure how long this migration will take, so please bear with me.

Dealing with pregnancy back aches

Why back aches? Though common, back aches are not an inevitable part of pregnancy. Several factors work together to cause back aches. As the baby grows, the mother’s center of gravity changes. Some women respond to the changing center of gravity by pulling the shoulders back, which puts pressure on the lower back. Wearing shoes …

Healthy Pregnancy Secret – Freezer Fast Foods

Some days you just do not have the time or energy to cook. With a little advanced planning you can have a homemade meal even when you are too tired to cook. I first became interested in freezing meals because of the promise it held for doing less work in the kitchen and less money …

Childbirth Meditation: Care

What do you care about? Take the time to discover what is the most important to you. Then express these feelings to your family and care-givers so they can help you give birth in the way you desire. Care about your baby and your baby’s health. Don’t make decisions without information. Always weigh the benefits …

Childbirth Meditation: Believe

Meditative Thoughts If you have fears, doubts or concerns, take the time to examine what you believe. Then research to find the truth. You may be surprised to find you have believed a lie. Believe the decisions you make are important. Believe your body was designed to give birth. You are capable. Believe your baby …

What can an amniocentesis tell you?

Amniocentesis is sometimes called an “amnio” or a “tap.” Between the 12 and 16th weeks of gestation (14-18 weeks pregnancy) you may be offered an amniocentesis. This test is performed by inserting a needle through your abdomen into the uterus and amniotic sac and collecting a sample of the fluid. Because of the risk of …

What is the alfa-feto protein screen?

The Alpha-Feto Protein (AFP) Screen is a blood test to screen for neural tube and chromosomal abnormalities. It has a high incidence of false positives which is normal for many screening tests — with screening tests it is important to know who does NOT need more extensive testing.  It is possible, but much more rare, to a …

Childbirth Meditation: Answers

Meditative Thoughts It doesn’t help to rush forward and find all the answers before you understand all the questions. Answers are helpful, but they are not everything. Sometimes having an answer to your question just leaves you with more questions. We pride ourselves in being able to give answers, to demonstrate our knowledge. But the …

Unnecessary Pain during Childbirth

There are things women do during labor that actually cause the pain to be intensified. Unfortunately, many women do not know what these things are. Understanding how they affect your labor can help you in preventing labor pain. Tension If you are skeptical of this, try it while you labor. During one contraction, do whatever …