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IUGR - a.k.a., small baby and breech

It seems like that despite my more than enough weight gain, my little girl is not growing as much.  The perinatologist started to get concerned around 24 weeks and they ordered an additional ultrasound. 857 more words



Whenever and however you give birth,

your experience will impact

your emotions, your mind, your body, and your spirit

for the rest of your life.

- Ina May Gaskin


Revolutionary Doula Training Presents: Placenta Love <3 Workshop

Grandmother Placenta has much to teach us – we can learn so much about a birth experience simply by examining the placenta. In this workshop, each student will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of a human placenta, while exploring the anatomy of the afterbirth. 231 more words

LABOR and delivery

Television either makes childbirth look like any normal day in the life, or something out of a science-fiction-horror movie.  Most of the moms that I have helped deliver believe it’s the better.   460 more words


Between expectation and reality lies potential disappointment

What are your expectations for your birth? I have been teaching for 16+ years. That equals thousands of couples, and not one of them has had the birth that they expected. 1,093 more words


Epidurals... Are they for you?

Wow has it been that long since my last post!! I have really neglected this blog, but not anymore! My sister-in-law is due to have my niece any day now and it reminded me of the need for information to be disseminated to everyone. 417 more words


The Three Hole Punch

For as long as I possibly could, I avoided any discussion of the birds and bees with my kids. The thought of having to explain babies, how they got in there, and the horror of how they get out, made me want to grab a gin and tonic and fan myself furiously. 543 more words

Partying With The Ponies