Pregnancy

Birth Rights, Hyperemesis Gravidarum and More. {Guest Post by Jess Kroger}

March 4, 2014

When you think of birth (in most cases, especially first time moms) the first thing that comes to mind isn’t that you have options – it’s that you’ll do what the doctor says to do and when they say to do it because they know best. For most women, this is fine, but then you […]

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Maternal Death and the United States {Birth Without Fear}

February 20, 2014

Maternal Death – the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management but not from accidental or incidental causes. (WHO) This is a subject no one really […]

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Prepping for Your Home Birth Without Fear {The Ultimate List}

January 28, 2014

One of the most common questions about homebirth from those considering it is, “What do you need?” While the list of supplies varies from midwife to midwife, there are some basic things that almost everyone is going to need to gather in preparation for the birth. There will also be things you will (probably) want […]

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A Home Water Birth Based on Faith and Evidence Based Care

October 21, 2013

Around my daughter’s first birthday in December, it was placed heavily my heart to have another child. I had just graduated college, and the timing seemed perfect. My husband agreed and we found out we were expecting in January with an estimated due date of around September 17! I immediately started researching home birth midwifery […]

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Birth of Twins {Baby B-Birth in OR before CS}

September 19, 2013

A few days after finding out I was having twins, I began mourning the loss of my birth experience. Dramatic? Probably. But as a Doula and at the time, prospective, Childbirth Educator, and someone who’s frankly quite terrified of needles, I knew that medication, needles, scalpels and augmentation were not for me. Coming to terms […]

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Stretch, Open, Breathe {12 Prenatal Yoga Poses To Prepare For Birth}

September 16, 2013

A special thank you to all of the mothers who sent in their prenatal yoga photos for this story. You are all beautifully balanced yoginis! Photos by to Cradled Creations, Amy Leist Photography, and Tammy Bradshaw Photography Yoga can be a wonderful and gentle way to keep your body flexible and you mind focused during pregnancy, labour and […]

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My Battle With Hyperemesis Gravidarum

July 26, 2013

I sit here after my son’s second birthday party with Cars cups, plates and wrapping paper all over my house. Looking over I can see pure joy in my half naked two year old sons eyes and I feel as though it is time to write his survival story down. This is not necessarily a […]

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Pregnancy After An Eating Disorder

July 8, 2013

I have tried to write this at least a dozen times. It never turns out the way I want. In the beginning I tried to approach it like an informative article, a place people could go to find facts, research and information… but I get caught up in my own experience, and it ends up […]

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I Am Strong {Young Mom with Hyperemesis Gravidarum}

July 8, 2013

This is daily living for me. I’m currently 7 months pregnant, 19 and proud to soon be a mommy. My fiancé and I found out very early on this wasn’t going to be an easy pregnancy . When I was barely 6 weeks along the complications started coming and I was diagnosed with HG. Which […]

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The Truth About Gestational Diabetes {And Why It’s Not Your Fault!}

June 24, 2013

So you’ve had the Glucose Tolerance Test, or maybe you’ve been monitoring you’re blood sugar levels at home, and your blood sugar readings were high. You have been given a diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes. If your experience was anything like mine, an Obstetrician or midwife gave you a pamphlet on ‘Diabetes and Pregnancy’, referred you […]

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