Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers... strong, competent, capable mothers, who trust themselves and know their inner strength!"Barbara Katz Rothman If you start to research and look up childbirth education classes, you can find a plethora of options available! From private to group, to online and in person (or… Continue reading How to Choose the Right Childbirth Class for You
After giving birth to your beautiful baby, breastfeeding is probably a choice you have given some thought to. Maybe you brought a Boppy to your birth in high expectations, or maybe you are apprehensive about trusting your baby to feed, or trusting in yourself. Below I have listed some of the best resources I have come across… Continue reading Breastfeeding Tips For Success
This past year of 2018 I've been blessed to see several births - both human and puppy deliveries. In the spring, I shadowed several deliveries in the hospital I volunteered in to gain experience towards my childbirth educator license. And a month later I saw my boyfriend's dad's dog give birth to a wonderful litter… Continue reading Puppybirth & Childbirth – A Story of Lamaze’s 6 Simple Steps of Birth
This is a topic I think we all struggle with in one life situation or another. This is a topic for everyone who has been in a unknown place of confusion, pain, and no future path to be leading out to higher grounds. It’s also a topic I have been personally struggling with, and felt… Continue reading Tips for Making a Decision When There’s No Clear Answer
Cesarean Sections are a sensitive, and somewhat controversial topic dependent on who you talk to. For some mothers, it was a life saving surgery to save them and their baby made at the last minute. For others, it was a choice for various reasons they decided to not have a natural labor (medical or personal,… Continue reading Cesarean Sections – Making the Decision & Factual Infographic
Daisies are amazing, beautiful flowers. When I was first creating this blog I decided to use daisies in my website because they were beautiful - how little did I know this was a happy accident. Daisies are a perfect, symbolic flower for childbirth and new mothers. There are many species of this Asteraceae family -… Continue reading Daisies – The Symbolic Meaning to Birth
When it comes to preparing for childbirth, no one has all the answers and it's hard to know which is the best answer! Here is a short quiz to help guide you if you're still deciding if it's worthwhile to take a childbirth class.Is this your first or your partner's first childbirth?Are you giving birth… Continue reading Childbirth Education Quiz – Would I Benefit from a Class?
Lamaze International Lamaze's website has been recently re-designed and is incredible! This is the organization that teaches new parents and professionals about the ins and outs of birth with evidence-based facts. Find resources for parents, support, and tips for your Lamaze birth journey. Search for Lamaze childbirth classes near you to gain hands on experience.… Continue reading Websites
Did you know 65% of providers find birth plans to be not useful to births while 85% of parents believe it is helpful to their birth of their baby? Where is the discrepancy between the two parties? Let’s back up and define what are a birth plan and birth principles. Birth Plan – a guideline,… Continue reading Birth Plan or Birth Principle?
Have you been to a prenatal appointment and seen a provider pull this out? It’s the fortune teller of birthdays! Just kidding, it’s called a pregnancy wheel. It helps predict how far along in pregnancy you are by referring to the start date of your last period. It will give you an exact date 42?… Continue reading Due Date and Why It Should Be at the Back of Your Mind