Natural Mothering Begins with Birth

written on April 12, 2015 on The Unassisted Baby As a natural mother, you already make informed decisions about raising your children. Between cloth diapering, organic foods, breastfeeding, and gentle parenting, you have probably realized there is a lot more to being the mother you want to be than you could have ever dreamed about …

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Keep Your Power: 9 Reasons Why You Don’t Want To Hand Over Your Power In Birth

Written by: Debra Pascali- Bonaro Originally printed in Pathways to Family Wellness magazine, Issue 65 - Spring 2020 Handing over your power to a provider or place of birth means so much more than we realize. When we throw our hands in the air and say, "they know best," we limit our own ability to …

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What Couples Who Are Trying To Conceive Wish You Knew

Hoping for a Baby You're ready to get pregnant and grow your family. There’s a lot to look forward to and plan for. And although it might happen quickly, it could take longer than expected, even if you and your partner are healthy.  Hearing questions like: "When are you going to get pregnant?""When are you …

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American Pregnancy Association: Home Birth

https://www.romper.com/p/i-had-unassisted-home-birth-again-19428177 Home Birth: Benefits and Tips For centuries giving birth at home was the norm. By the 1900s increasing numbers of women started having their babies at hospitals. However, as our understanding of anatomy, modern medicine, the mechanics of childbirth, and technology have significantly increased, more women have been willing to consider the option of …

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Choosing Your Birth Team

Choosing Your Birth Team Choosing the members of your birth team is one of the most important decisions that you’ll make during your pregnancy. This person or group of providers will support you emotionally and physically throughout your pregnancy, advocate (and hopefully pursue) your wishes during labor, and check in on you during your postpartum …

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Your Top Questions About HomeBirth… ANSWERED!

By 3under3andme On January 7, 2020 Back in September when I published my birth story I promised to answer the most popular questions that I received about homebirth “in a few weeks.” A few weeks came and went and well, here we are in January. While I didn’t make the goal on timing, I am happy to deliver …

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Midwives Explain What a Home Birth Really Means

BY LAUREN VALENTI April 16, 2020 Photo: Getty Images The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a unique set of emotionally distressing challenges for pregnant women. From concerns about their health and that of their baby, to the prospect of having to go into labor and birth alone in hospitals, mothers-to-be are facing extreme fear and uncertainty in an already vulnerable …

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Birth Prep…

Maternity Photos taken for Nico’s Pregnancy in May 2016, by Dana Monticelli Photography By 3under3andme On April 18, 2019 Today we’re talking all things Birth Prep! And because I don’t have any pictures of me reading labor and delivery books or listening to podcasts, I shared some maternity photos instead. Because what’s a blog post with pictures? Earlier …

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So You’ve Heard About Home Birth…

Located photo here. Pretty sure it wins for best home birth meme of all time!! We all know how the story goes, right? Contractions start, our water breaks, we rush to the hospital and the doctor delivers our baby, we stay 2 days and then go home. But what if you wanted a different story? …

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