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Sitz Bath After Birth Jan 23, 2023

The success of a vaginal birth can leave a woman or new parent with a sense of immense triumph and success, a feeling that they could conquer any challenge that may lay ahead. Though one may feel as if they could climb Mount Everest (due to elevated postpartum hormones such as oxytocin) their...

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Natural Birth Plan Template - Birth Center or Home birth plan care providers prenatal care Jan 21, 2023

The way in which we are made to feel as we birth our children, sets the tone for the journey of parenthood. Understanding the aspects of the birth process that matter to you the most will support you in cultivating a birth plan or a birth preference sheet that illustrates the specific qualities...

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Birth Plan Template - Hospital birth plan care providers prenatal care Jan 21, 2023

The way in which we are made to feel as we birth our children, sets the tone for the journey of parenthood. Understanding the aspects of the birth process that matter to you the most will support you in cultivating a birth plan or a birth preference sheet that illustrates the specific qualities...

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Cervical Exams in Pregnancy care providers prenatal care risks and benefits of interventions Jan 20, 2023

 

Prenatal cervical exams are commonly offered by health care providers in the third trimester of pregnancy as the birth window opens or nears. A cervical exam is a procedure in which a care provider uses a sterile glove, and inserts two fingers into the vagina. Once the provider locates the...

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Can You Get Pregnant When You're Not Ovulating? menstrual cycle tracking reproductive questions Jan 19, 2023

 

Throughout my time working at a birth center, I received this question quite often from people who were trying to become pregnant, or from those who thought they may be pregnant. Typically when a client asks, ”can I get pregnant if I’m not ovulating?” most often...

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Midwife vs Doctor: Pros and Cons care providers prenatal care Nov 30, 2022

 

Exploring the differences between care providers is one of the best gifts you can give yourself in pregnancy. Your chosen care team and birth space can significantly influence the experience of birth, and they have the potential to promote or hinder the physiological labor unfoldment...

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Blessingways - Gathering in Pregnancy honoring pregnancy Nov 30, 2022

“This is the purpose of creative ritual – increasing balance in connection within ourselves, with each other, the world, and with the larger rhythms and energies that bring stability and light to our lives.”

—Renee Beck and Sydney Metrick, The Art of Ritual

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