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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A Fight for a Twin VBA2C Birth in the Hospital!

May 26, 2017

I had my first son at age 18 and he was delivered by an old school OB who told me I wasn’t trying hard enough to push him out. He didn’t exactly offer a forceps or vacuum extraction because he told me these interventions were not designed to do 100% of the work. After a […]

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Victoria Azarenka Returns to Tennis at 7 Months Postpartum

May 25, 2017

Belarusian tennis star and former world number one Victoria Azarenka has announced she will return to the tennis court at this year’s Wimbledon on July 3rd, only seven months after giving birth to her baby boy Leo. Her last tournament was the French Open in May 2016, where she was in her first trimester of pregnancy, […]

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Hypnobirthing Through Horrible Back Labor: A VBAC Story

May 24, 2017

I have been laboring for an entire day. Lying in the bathtub completely relaxed listening to peaceful music and meditating. I hear the door open quietly. I open one eye and take a peek. My oldest son Cash is sneaking in. I close my eye and get back to THE work of relaxation. Feeling a […]

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Born En Caul, Majestic Spirit, & Family Before Everything

May 23, 2017

In case you missed last week on our Instagram… “There is a majestic spirit that every mother has within & with that spirit comes the power to accomplish the impossible. Here’s to all of the mothers that make magic happen on a daily basis.” Photographer: @KELBPICS _ Model: @ashleymolinaa Wearing @terrytoccidesigns Styled by @theartistknownasvoodoo Hair by […]

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