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July 9, 2019

7 HELPFUL TOOLS TO “BE WHERE YOU ARE” IN LABOR... AND IN LIFE

1. BREATH


Support your parasympathetic system by bringing attention and/or direction to your breath. Do this any time you are aware of stress or tension in your mind or body. Here are a few examples:

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April 19, 2019

We are so thankful to our friend and client, Jenny, for sharing with us a few reasons why, after having their first child  in the hospital, she has decided to birth her second baby in the comfort of her own home. Enjoy her thoughts and reflections below!

I spent my...

March 1, 2019

Recommended ways to stay busy and productive while waiting on Baby to come

February 16, 2019

Have you heard of or attended a Mother Blessing or Blessingway ceremony? Kersti and I have had the honor of attending, and more recently of hosting, a Mother Blessing. These gatherings are loosely based on the Native American tradition of women gathering to bless the m...

April 13, 2018

One concern that we hear from nearly all of our clients is their fear of  tearing or receiving an episiotomy during birth. A vaginal tear is a spontaneous laceration to the perineum that occurs when the baby is coming out the vagina. An episiotomy is when the care prov...

September 11, 2017

As a follow up to our previous post on products for pregnancy, we are excited to share with you our favorite postpartum products! While there tends to be a lot of focus in our society on pregnancy and birth, we highly recommend taking some time to think through how you...

August 10, 2017

We are so excited to share with you the birth story of one of our dear clients from earlier this year. Ramya was so dedicated to preparing, both physically and mentally, for her birth and it really paid off in the end! She showed so much strength, dedication, and trust...

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