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Assessing Risk

I’ve been mulling over a few things in my head, most namely how a midwife can and should handle “risks” with her clients. This topic always brings out the advocate in me.  I was well-trained to believe doctors handle care based on risk, and risk is based in fear.  Fear based practice is bad for […]

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Nov 29th, 2010 Training

How to track the money

I thought I better clarify something I said yesterday.  I am NOT bad with money, and I do a good job of making sure my business does not lose money for my family. But I do not do a good job of keeping the accounting software I have up to date. I could, accounting software […]

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Nov 17th, 2010 Finances

What do you give up?

Over the last few days I have been crocheting a blanket my son and I started last winter. Just a small baby blanket made from yarn he picked out himself. It had been stuffed in a bag, set aside because school and moving and family life made me too busy to finish it. But I […]

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Fun Diversions into Babyland

My sister is having a baby soon.  We both agree she needs a baby sling, but which one? It needed to fit her personality, be easy enough to use and be acceptable for her husband to use as well.  And really, there are so many choices.  Were do we begin? We began by deciding any mass produced […]

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Special Nutritional Needs in Pregnancy

Most dietary guidelines are very generic, but the Higgins Intervention Method has specific plans for meeting the special requirements of mothers with different nutritional needs. I like the ability this method gives to really personalize the recommendations and the ability it gives me to quantify the nutritional needs rather than just saying “eat more”. If you are working with […]

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Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation in Pregnancy

Vitamins and minerals are referred to as micronutrients.  They do not contribute calories to the diet, but do play an important role in cellular function.  Remember cells?  They make up your entire body and are responsible for your body being able to stay healthy. I personally have never been a fan of vitamin and mineral supplementation.  I […]

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Helping women change their diet

If you have done any work with pregnant women, you have probably seen that how a person eats is a VERY personal matter.  Families who seek advice and information on nearly every other topic can seem to drift off into space if you start talking nutrition. So, how do you help a woman get optimum nutrition? That […]

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Caloric Intake During Pregnancy

Have you seen the latest weight gain recommendations from the IOM?  They are the same except an increase for the highest BMI levels. Low BMI gain 28-40 pounds; Normal BMI gain 25-35 pounds; High BMI gain 15-25 pounds and Obese BMI gain 11-20 pounds. I personally am a fan of increasing the weight gain for obese […]

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Nutritional Needs During Pregnancy

When it comes to pregnancy nutrition, there seem to be two types of people. Those who feel it is of the utmost importance, and those who feel it doesn’t matter. Want to know which side of that fence I am on?  Here is some information straight out of Varney’s Midwifery  to help you figure that […]

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Last Thoughts about Internet Marketing

This is another recycled post from the accidentally deleted blog.  I wanted to re-share it because I think it is very important to really think about the messages you send and why you are sending them. I have quite a few birth-interested Facebook friends, so I see quite a few articles on my newsfeed.  Often […]

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