Pregnancy

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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A Natural Hospital Birth after a Stressful Pregnancy

October 11, 2012

My first two pregnancies and births were pretty heavy with medical intervention. Both were inductions, with pitocin. With my first, I was clueless. With my second, I was a bit more informed, but not very well supported. With both, I ended up with epidurals. I would not say they were bad births, or traumatic, or […]

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To Be Pregnant is to Be Vitally Alive…

October 9, 2012

  This is one of my favorite maternity photographs and it’s by Earthside Birth Photography. I feel honored she allowed us to use it. Image created by Ruthie Davis.

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Inspiring Pregnancy Quote and Picture

October 5, 2012

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty” ~Maya Angelou Photography by Earthside Birth Photography. Image created by Ruthie Davis.

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Powerful Birth Affirmation

September 26, 2012

I used this quote during my last labor when my baby kept trying to turn during contractions. I would repeat over and over, “My contractions are not stronger than me, becaue they are me.” It did help! He still came out facing my left leg…but he DID come out! Photography by Earthside Birth Photography. She is also […]

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