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This is where you’ll find fun, interesting and relevant content related to birth and mothering. From birth stories, to helpful advice from our birth pro’s and everything inbetween, you’re sure to find something you love!

I’m Pregnant, Now What?

I’m Pregnant, Now What?

You took the at-home test and after waiting “two to five” prickly minutes, you were met by a pair of little pink lines.  Now that your heart-rate has returned to a more normal pace, you’re wondering what you’re supposed to do next. There is no specific road map for...

Birth of Elinor

Birth of Elinor

 When I found out I was pregnant it was game on! I was excited and ready for another amazing birth. We kept on with our tradition on praying over the birth and pregnancy constantly. We loved Leah Paul so much from the previous birth (or post birth) that there was no...

Four Steps to Increase Your Confidence in Birth

Four Steps to Increase Your Confidence in Birth

Labor and birth are unpredictable at best. We never know exactly how or when labor is going to begin. We don't know how we'll cope with the intensity of birth sensations, or what we might do if things get complicated. There are just so many "what if's!" All of this...

Expectations and Struggle

Expectations and Struggle

Can we just take a minute to talk about expectations? One of the most difficult parts of my “job” is watching new families struggle and kick against the goads of life with a newborn.  A little understanding and preparation for the realities of this season can make the...

Our Baby Led Weaning Journey

Our Baby Led Weaning Journey

When I thought about feeding my daughter solids, I always envisioned offering her lovingly prepared homemade purees, served on an adorable baby spoon. Although I’d heard of baby led weaning, I found the idea of starting my then six-month old (who had no teeth at the...

What is Placenta Encapsulation?

What is Placenta Encapsulation?

It is the process of taking the organ that supported your baby’s life, and using it to create easy-to-swallow capsules to help smooth your transition from birth to baby. Why in the World Would I Want to Eat My Placenta? Repeatedly, women who have consumed their...

What is Mommy Wrist?

What is Mommy Wrist?

It wasn't until I had my first baby did I ever come across the term "Mommy Wrist" or "Mommy Thumb".  It is very real, very painful, and can affect mom's during pregnancy and after the baby is born.  The medical term for Mommy Wrist is DeQuervain's...

Top 5 Things Every Mom Should Know About Her Pelvic Health

Top 5 Things Every Mom Should Know About Her Pelvic Health

It’s amazing to think of how much our bodies evolve after pregnancy and childbirth. As a pelvic floor physical therapist (PT), I truly appreciate the physiological and biomechanical changes that have occurred in my body since the birth of my children. But as an...

You Smell Bad: A Categorization of Odors

You Smell Bad: A Categorization of Odors

At any given moment, I can pick a guaranteed minimum of five smells, generally foul, from my person. Nine times out of ten, the foul smells are not of my own doing, but of a smaller creature in my company. It’s bad enough that the fruit of my womb are responsible for...

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