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Natural Contraception - Part 3

The Four Rules

  1.  First Five Days Rule

You are safe during the first five days of the menstrual cycle if you have had an obvious temperature shift about 12 to 16 days prior. 685 more words

Childbirth Education

Self-Care & Why We're So Bad At It...

Most of us have this relationship with self-care that goes something like this: “When I can find the time (and the money!) I’m going to make that appointment at the spa for a full-day treatment!” Or, “I’m going to start dropping hints now, so that my honey will set up a full-day spa treatment for me – because it feels really ________ (fill in the blank: selfish, indulgent, luxurious, over-the-top) for me to do this for myself.” … 926 more words


Natural Contraception - Part 2

The Fertility Awareness Method works as a contraceptive only if you choose to either postpone intercourse or use a barrier method when you are fertile. You should be aware the method is most effective when you abstain. 396 more words

Childbirth Education

Where Will You Choose to Give Birth?

Continuing our series on preparing for your best birth, this week takes us to #2 on the top 10 actions toward your optimal birth:

Consider the birthplace best for your family… 887 more words


dads & doulas: what's the difference?

It always strikes me as a funny kind of question. I mean isn’t it obvious… A dad fathered the child. The doula did not. The dad is the life-partner (we hope that’s the case but understand that life is full of mysterious twists and turns). 673 more words


Preparing for Your Best Birth

Here in the beginnings of my blog, I thought it would make sense to “get back to basics” and help expectant parents think through some important things at the front end of the pregnancy. 581 more words


What About the Partners???


I just had a private session with a couple who are expecting their second baby in about four weeks. I’d worked with them privately the first go-around due to her unique work schedule – trying to get into a one-day express class was not even an option. 1,369 more words