Pregnancy

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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Journey to a Peaceful Planned C-section {Twin Girls}

June 14, 2013

My story begins when I was just a child. Ever since I can remember, the one thing I wanted to be was a mother. Sure, I had other dreams and aspirations as well – but, while my idea of the perfect career and life was constantly changing, my goal of becoming a mother never once […]

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Alternative Methods of Checking Dilation {The Purple Line and More}

June 6, 2013

Through several years of being a part of the birth world I have noticed a trend. Dilation is *the* birth topic. No matter how a mother plans to birth, when the time draws near, dilation is the one thing on her mind. Why? Cervical dilation tells us one thing and one thing only – where […]

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“Find a positive within this darkness.” | Infertility And Pregnancy

June 1, 2013

Thank you to Holly, for sharing your story and thoughts. When I was first asked to write this piece, initially I was overwhelmed… Despite being completely content with all of it in my head, how do I put the last decade of feeling and emotion into words coherent enough for people to read and make […]

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