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[VIDEO] Oh Sh*t, I’m Pregnant! Week 4: Choosing a Care Provider

[vc_video link=”http://youtu.be/RK3FiEShMpk”] In Week 4 of our series we are looking at choosing a care provider. Many women don’t take this decision seriously enough! Today’s video will get you started, and on Wednesday look for a more detailed list of things to consider and questions to ask when choosing an …

APGAR who?

The APGAR score was first introduced in the 1950s. It is a screening test used on newborns at 1-minute post birth and again at 5-minutes post birth. The total points available, or a perfect score, would be a 10, which rarely happens. This screen test evaluates the infant’s respiration, reflexes, …

Keep the Fire

I view mothers as these radiant sacred beings. To become a mother means you have had to go through and experience this rite of passage unlike any other thing in life. When a woman is a pregnant and preparing for the birth of her child, she is not only undergoing …

Biggest Mistake I See Women Make

When you were preparing for college, did you visit your top three schools?   When you were looking for a new apartment or even buying your first house, did you evaluate all your options?   When purchasing wine do you like to taste it prior to buying?   When you …

Your Birth Philosophy

Discovering Your Birth Philosophy  If you are newly pregnant, you’ve probably discovered that everyone from your mother-in-law to your best friend to your hair stylist has opinion about birth. These opinions could be the same, different, and possibly nowhere near what you believe. And that’s okay. In fact, I’m stoked …

My Soapbox.

Maternal care in our country makes me sad. We are at the bottom of the list amongst industrialized nations in the category. Our society cannot figure out pregnancy and birth. In the last 25 years, the rate of pregnancy-related deaths has more than doubled, the c-section rate is at least …

Breech birth interview with Michelle.

Guest post from new mother Michelle Dodson. My name is Michelle Dodson.  I am 27 yo.  I work as a self-employed Registered Dietitian in Bloomington, Indiana. This was my first pregnancy. We planned to have a homebirth and hired a wonderful midwife.  We had a Dr. agree to being on …