Category Archives: Pregnancy

Pregnancy Calendar

There are a lot of pregnancy calendars out there today. But one of the oldest week by week collections of pregnancy information is often over looked.  This one goes all the way to 42 weeks gestation and contains information about … Continue reading

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How do you find the right childbirth class?

This is a guest post from Doogie.  She’s newly pregnant with her first and has agreed to give us some insights on what’s she’s thinking and how she’s finding info in her pregnancy. Just so we get this out of … Continue reading

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Intuitive Eating in Motherhood

After speaking with my midwife the other day, we came to the conclusion that I may need to eat more foods rich in iron. I did not take a formal test or anything but just have been feeling tired again … Continue reading

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Preparedness

Preparedness refers to the state of being prepared for specific or unpredictable events or situations. Preparedness is an important quality in achieving goals and in avoiding and mitigating negative outcomes. While working on a mural I am painting for my … Continue reading

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Getting Closer to your Partner During Pregnancy

We are with the baby at every moment. The baby feeds off or our nourishment, we feel them wiggle, hiccup, and kick. They listen to our voices, they feel comforted by our warmth, nutrition, movements, our heartbeat, and our breath. … Continue reading

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In Control

When I was very young I asked my mother what giving birth was like, and she told me it was kind of like lying on a raft in a very fast river. “If you can just lie there and let yourself be carried by the flow, you will be fine. The more you try to fight it and control what is happening, the more everything will spin out of your control.” Continue reading

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Domestic Violence and Pregnancy

Recently, more attention has been brought to the abysmally high rate of maternal mortality and morbidity in the United States. As we work to raise awareness of causes of death during pregnancy and the postpartum period, it’s important that we … Continue reading

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Distortion of Natural Birth

I was so happy to follow up on Ashley’s Midwife Vs. Medwife post because I really feel as though this will be a little piggy back on the subject. Last night I tuned into ABC’s hit series Private Practice, and … Continue reading

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Reducing Anxiety in Early Pregnancy

With home pregnancy tests, many women now find out they are pregnant much sooner than ever before. This can be good because the mother can start preparing herself for a new baby; she can start eating healthy, taking her prenatal … Continue reading

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Healthy Eating During Your Pregnancy

I can certainly say, when I got pregnant with my oldest, I thought pregnancy was a free ticket to pig out and live on junk food, but I quickly learned through my reading, that is not the case at all!! … Continue reading

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