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  1. Springtime Toddler Activities

    Spring is finally here! It’s time to ditch those winter blues and get outside with your little ones. Toddlers can be a handful, but with a little creativity, you can turn springtime into an adventure! Here are some fun springtime toddler activities that will keep your little ones busy and entertained. Nature Walks Spring is

  2. Delayed (Optimal) Cord Clamping

    Delayed (Optimal) cord clamping is a practice in which the umbilical cord is not immediately clamped and cut after the birth of a baby. Instead, the cord is left intact for a period of time, usually until it has stopped pulsing or for a few minutes after birth. There is growing evidence to support delayed

  3. A Birth Story

    The Birth Story of Elise Catherine… Born at Home I knocked on God’s door the day Elise was born. Not because I almost died, but because I was asking Him for my baby in person this time. It was the most powerful and expansive experience of my life and I am forever transformed because of

  4. The Second Trimester

    Congratulations, you’ve made it through the first trimester! The second trimester of pregnancy, weeks 13 through 27, is often referred to as the “honeymoon phase” of pregnancy. During this time, many women start to feel more comfortable and experience fewer of the unpleasant symptoms that can accompany the first trimester. Here’s what you can expect

  5. Is My Baby Getting Enough Milk?

    “How do I know my baby is getting enough milk?”  “What if I don’t make enough milk for my baby?” These are common questions our clients have, and they are important questions! First, it is pretty uncommon to truly not be able to make enough milk for your baby. It can be confusing to know

  6. Empty Your Bladder

    Your poor bladder has to put up with a lot during your pregnancy! It’s your baby’s favorite place to practice jumping, after all! All that baby-jumping and bouncing keeps your bladder—and your need to pee—on your mind constantly. Let’s look at why having an empty bladder is important. First, I just want to say I

  7. Examples of Birth Affirmations

    Are you an affirmations person? Do words motivate you? If you answered yes to either of these, then you’ll probably enjoy having some birth affirmations for labor. Read on for examples of birth affirmations, and some tips! Things to Consider If you’re not an affirmations person, hearing voices and being spoken to while in labor

  8. Why You Might Not Want to Reuse A Breast Pump

    Did you know most breast pumps are intended to be for a single user. That means one user, one breastfeeding relationship. What the FDA Says Breast pumps are single user devices because they are a medical device and are regulated by the FDA. The FDA website states, “With the exception of multiple user pumps, the

  9. VBA2C Birth Story

    Vaginal, cesarean, and VBAC. Those are the most common forms of birth. VBAC stands for vaginal birth after cesarean. Attempting VBAC or TOLAC, which means trial of labor after cesarean, is no small feat in a birth community with a high cesarean rate. In order to do so you really have to be determined, advocate