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Knowing your limits

I had every intention of writing something educational for you before I leave for the birth center, but the truth is I’m feeling very overwhelmed at the moment. I need to catch up on reading because I know I’m the type of learner that

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What a mom needs

Today we have thoughts from two guest mentors that really highlight the things that helped them labor. Thank you to guest mentor Leah for this thought about preparation. My natural childbirth experience with Bradley method 9 years ago was the most amazing moment of

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One Last Resource

Have you ever seen the National Guideline Clearinghouse?  This is a place to go to help you determine what type of care is evidence based.  For example, read through the guidelines for prenatal care and after all the other explanations you will find

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One more must have from Childbirth Connection

Perhaps you think I think too highly of Childbirth Connection?  Don’t.  They freely offer a huge amount of evidence based pregnancy and childbirth information, and that makes them one of your best friends. I am lucky to be in school, because the

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Great Web Research

I adore research.  I am a nerd, always have been.  But research is more than a science experiment.  Research helps us understand what is likely to happen when we proceed a particular way, and that knowledge gives us tremendous power to overcome

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Another important read

Hopefully you spent some time searching through the Childbirth Connection website yesterday.  In case you didn’t, I wanted to highlight another important document available from that sight.  It is the Listening to Mothers survey, and if you have never read it you

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One of my favorite books

I needed something fast to write about today, so I thought I would share about one of my favorite pregnancy books.  It’s not what you would find on most expectant mother’s shelves, but it is certainly something anyone who works with expectant

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Do you rest?

I have a confession to make, I’m exhausted. It’s true.  I’m tired and have difficulty focusing on my reading as long as I feel I should.  I’m pulled in many directions and even missed a deadline to sign up for a class

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Practice What You Teach…

About six months after I started teaching natural childbirth I noticed something wrong with my life…I wasn’t exactly living the way I was teaching my families to live.  Yes, I paid some attention to eating healthy and I would exercise from time

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Reading Room

It is Saturday Morning, time to sleep in and spend too much time catching up on some reading.  Since I’ve been talking about prenatal care I wanted to find some interesting things about caring for families before the baby is born. The