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Focusing Through the Ring of Fire: An Unmedicated, Natural Birth

June 7, 2017

My husband Chris and I made the decision on having a natural unmedicated birth after watching the documentary “Business of Being Born”. Being the planner that I am, we prepared for our estimated due date, September 21st, for months.  Chris and I were both very determined! Unquestionably, I knew I could do it, despite the doubting […]

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Two Mamas, Don’t Forget Dads, and Pooping Without Fear

June 6, 2017

In case you missed Birth Without Fear on Instagram this past week… What a gorgeous belly and henna! Did you do this? Tag #birthwithoutfear in your photos! _ Also, we recently opened a #findyourvillage in Calgary (sold out), Ottawa, Indianapolis, and Stillwater Oklahoma! This weekend is D.C. and New Jersey! All have limited space. ✨ […]

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Pulled Over by a Cop, the Panicky Security Guard, & a Speedy Birth

June 5, 2017

A contraction woke me up shortly before 1am. I had been waking up to painful contractions for weeks, but this one felt different – deeper and more intense. I tried to ignore it and had almost drifted back to sleep when the next one came, strong enough I decided I’d better start timing. They were […]

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FIND YOUR VILLAGE IN…

June 3, 2017

Tomorrow January Harshe will be in Haddonfield, New Jersey! If you live in or near central New Jersey or the Philadelphia area, get your ticket and come see her for a day of empowerment and inspiration!

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Surrender to the Ocean’s Tide: a Water Birth Story

June 2, 2017

I had begun having Braxton Hicks contractions at regular intervals starting at 36 weeks. Every day I would contract at 5 minutes apart and end the day at 3 minutes apart. So on May 4th, 2017, which happened to be my due date, I didn’t think too much of my contractions, which now felt stronger. […]

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The Role of Marijuana During Pregnancy

June 1, 2017

Marijuana. Cannabis. Weed. Pot. Whatever name you refer to it by (there are dozens more), legalized marijuana is a very prominent topic in our nation. Currently there are four states where you can legally buy weed if you’re 21, with California joining the mix in 2018. You can legally possess and smoke weed in eight states […]

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Supported and Respected and Encouraged: Wiley’s Birth

May 31, 2017

My due date was Sunday January 22nd 2017 and on Thursday January 19th I woke up with a feeling that it may be my last day at work before maternity leave. My mucus plug fell out throughout the day and I was feeling different than I had during the rest of the pregnancy, but I […]

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Labor in the Shower, Babywearing, & Anxiety is a Liar

May 30, 2017

In case you missed our Instagram this past week… Oh my goodness, this moment is everything! Mama emotions, her baby on his way to her chest, her best friend (behind) and her husband (to the right) celebrating. Wow. ❤ Incredible moment captured by @zuralagardebirth. _ P.S. if you didn’t see: @findyourvillage Calgary, Ottawa, Indianapolis, New […]

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Harry Potter, Zumba, & a Home Water Birth

May 29, 2017

In December, I got to shoot my very first birth session. Let me start by saying—nothing in the world can prepare you for something like that! The birth was set up to be an at-home, water birth. And, boy, I did my research. I read articles on what to expect when birthing at home, the […]

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