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Christian’s Home Water Birth Story

Christian’s Home Water Birth Story My first two children came at exactly 38 weeks after four-day-long labors. I was expecting another 38-week baby, which made for a very long, “overdue” pregnancy. I was put on modified bed rest two weeks before I was due because of high blood pressure and crippling migraines. They ruled out …

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12 Natural Ways to Start Labor

Let’s face it–baby will come when baby wants to come! Sometimes though, we’d like to give them a gentle nudge. You may find yourself looking for natural ways to start labor… You should first know that babies born between 39 weeks and 40 weeks, six days have the best health outcomes, the American College of …

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Why You Should Consider Hiring a Doula

  I just had my 32-week prenatal appointment with my doula, Kaity. A doula is someone who is trained to assist women during childbirth. She doesn’t provide any medical care, just the emotional care that I need. My doula is also trained in Spinning Babies (Spinningbabies.com), and essential oils. Why hire a doula? Worldwide clinical studies …

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