Category: Labor + Birth

Our Journey in the NICU

This article was written by mama and guest contributor Candice Crystal.   I pictured a quintessential birth for my first child. I would labor and push for a reasonable amount of time for a first-time mother and then my child would come into this world, healthy and strong. She would be placed on my chest […]

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Pregnant? Questions to Ask Your HealthCare Provider

  Congrats! You’re pregnant.    Once the initial joy and happiness sets in, you may start to feel a bit overwhelmed and unsure of what to do first. While creating a registry or setting up the baby’s room may be the most enticing, the absolute first step and arguably the most crucial is finding the [...]
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10 Steps to Prepare for Pregnancy

  When I share that my husband and I prepared for 18 months before even trying to get pregnant, I am usually met with wide eyed stares and a sense of bewilderment. Preparing for pregnancy isn’t really a thing. Most couples just start trying or some get pregnant on accident. But both Sebastian and I [...]
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My Three Day, 70 Hour Unmedicated Home Birth

Just one month ago, I gave birth to my first child, Arya Rose. I decided to share the story of her birth because it was both normal and extraordinary, what I planned for but not what I expected, ultimately what I wanted but not in the way I envisioned. It broke me open and changed [...]
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Doula Journeys – My Sixth (and Best Friend’s) Birth

Permission was given to share this story. The journey of being of doula continues on with the latest birth that I attended last week. Although all of the previous ones have been extraordinary and powerful, this one was incredibly special because the mama happened to be one of my very best friends. I remember when [...]
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My Second Birth!

Lots of exciting news to share! I attended my second birth which was absolutely extraordinary. I am subbing extra classes over the next few weeks and BackYard Yoga is starting soon! Hope you enjoy the latest updates.

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