Prepared Childbirth Classes And The Zombie Apocalypse

I’ve come to realize that for many people, we (yes, myself once included!) too easily just blindly follow along with the brochures included in our folder from the hospital telling us to attend “prepared childbirth education.”  Recently I’ve asked myself, exactly what was I being “prepared” for, was there a test at the end?! Did I really need weeks…
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Hypnobirthing & Self Hypnosis For Relaxation

techniques from hypnobirthing can be used for other situations, here my daughter was extremely anxious when she lost her first tooth. I used breathing and internal focus ideas with her to help her gain composure.   For the birth of my second baby I used self hypnosis Hypnobirthing (Mongan method) to help me during labor.  When…
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Mommy Guilt And The Long Sigh After Birth

I have some mommy guilt. My first child was born via emergency c-section and I struggled with postpartum depression (and probably some type of PTSD if we are going to be completely honest) regarding his traumatic delivery.  So with my second baby, there was no way I would allow history to repeat itself.  I would…
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C-section Birth May Cause More Than Scars

Sometimes a c-section is medically necessary, but regardless of why a c-section is performed, it is possible there may be longer term implications beyond the obvious of having major abdominal surgery. When a c-section is performed electively, we ought to really consider all the risks, not just our immediate desires.  Here’s a summary of research that…
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The Perfect Birth

Many women spend a lot of time planning out the details of their perfect birth.  The reality is, not everything is going to go as planned.  Just as you can spend hours charting a course for a road trip, detailing each pit stop, price of snacks, and timing of traffic, seldom will all of these…
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