A Mother’s Letter to Her Unborn Baby {Part 1; Birth Story to Follow}

January 8, 2013

Amy Hayden shares, “I wrote a letter to my son before I birthed him, and just wrote this one to my next little one. I’d love to see other moms do the same.” Check back tomorrow for the story of this lucky baby’s birth! “To my dear baby, As our time of being connected as […]

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44 Questions For Your Midwife

January 1, 2013

Written by Svea Just last week I had the privilege of meeting with two fantastic midwives. Recommended by a friend, they are the women I hope will accompany me through my second pregnancy and delivery. They are kind, empathetic, knowledgeable, and funny. Exciting! When I told my husband the news, he had a lot of […]

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Hyperemesis Gravidarum – {More than Morning Sickness}

December 21, 2012

With the recent news that the beloved Duchess Kate was hospitalized recently in relation to HG (Hyperemesis Gravidarum), I saw both an out pouring of love, and more often, ridicule. First – why on earth would we malign a soon-to-be mother for getting medical help? That in itself is mind boggling. Second – the absolute […]

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BWF Birth Affirmation

December 13, 2012

Be Inspired…

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A Surprisingly Quick Natural Birth

December 10, 2012

My little Rainbow baby is finally here and, between the chaos of the first few weeks and our soon-to-be relocation to Florida, things have been a whirlwind around here. No less a whirlwind than his birth though! From the beginning I decided to make this my most natural birth to date. I decided on no […]

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Woman Centered Birth {The Power Source}

December 6, 2012

You were inspired by this mom and birth photographer here and here. Now, together, side by side, these pictures deliver a powerful message! A huge thank you to Ruthie for putting these rad quote pics together and for Earthside Birth Photography for generously allowing us to spice up her beautiful photos!

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Birth and Post-Birth Plans: Drafts to Download, Customize and Use!

December 4, 2012

Your little one is about to be born. One might say, your little one is about to hatch! Nothing compares to nesting with your newborn… {Baby hummingbirds that just hatched.} And to get there takes some work. And some planning. Many women design birth and post-birth plans to clarify – both for themselves and for […]

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Surviving a Tubal Pregnancy: A Story of Hope

December 3, 2012

I wanted to be a mother from as far back as I can remember. But I suffered from an eating disorder and as such, I had irregular periods, sometimes going as long as nine months without one. I knew if I was not having periods I was not ovulating and could not get pregnant so […]

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Believe It. Do It.

November 1, 2012

While we can’t control everything and speaking to the universe won’t give us all we want, how and what we think can help. Where your head is at when you are pregnant and in labor can have a huge effect on your labor and birth! And that goes both ways {negative and positive}. I highly […]

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Breastmilk Popsicle! Great for Teething!

October 20, 2012

“My daughter, Violet, would always get jealous watching her older brothers munch on popsicles. So I made her some boobsicles! I froze some breastmilk in one of those tiny bottles that came with my breast pump, used clothespin to hold a lollipop stick in place, and voila! She absolutely LOVED it!” ~Jessica Campbell

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