Safe Cleaning Products for Pregnancy and Beyond

safecleanersforpregnancy

Pregnancy can bring both nesting (clean house!) and nausea (boo!), so what better time to find some more natural friendly cleaners. While the March of Dimes says that most commercial cleansers are safe during pregnancy, many women find the smells overwhelming or would rather just be on the safe side when it comes to chemical […]

Are Birth Classes For Women Planning An Epidural?

One thing that we as a company and our fabulous birth instructors get asked on occasion is this: “I am not so sure I want a natural birth, should I still take your class?” The short answer is a surprising yes.  And we aren’t just saying that because we sell birth classes.  No matter what […]

Pre Birth Acupuncture (Guest Post by Peyton Theodore, L.Ac., MTCM, BBCI)

Pre birth acupuncture is acupuncture that is administered when a woman reaches full term, or 37 weeks. The focus of the acupuncture treatments is to prepare a woman for birth – both physically and emotionally, and to promote a healthy, natural labor and birth. From a physical perspective, would you choose a shorter, less painful […]

Essential Oils for Pregnancy, Labor, and Postpartum

Essential oils have the power to make you more comfortable through pregnancy, labor, and even postpartum.  But first,, what are essential oils? Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in various parts of plants. It is the “lifeblood” of the plant and without it, plants couldn’t survive or thrive. These same compounds can help with […]

What is Mother-Friendly Care?

Mother-Friendly is short for the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative (MFCI).  There are 10 steps, which an institution or care provider must take in order to be considered “mother-friendly”.  .  They are very specific and some steps are harder to achieve than others.  Do not just assume that your care provider is Mother-Friendly.  Ask them.  These steps […]

Natural Birth FAQ for Families

Sometimes, when preparing for a natural birth, the people most worried about everything are not even the ones giving birth but their concerned family members.  Birth is a big deal and trepidation, questions, even unease, is normal.  Here are some answers to frequently asked questions posed by those whose loved ones are preparing for a […]

What should I take to my birth place?

What should I take to my birth place (or have on hand for my home birth)? When you leave for your birth place, you want to have two types of things: 1)  all the things you will need for your birth 2) anything that will make you feel more comfortable during your labor True, you […]

Preparing for a VBAC

Preparing for a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) isn’t a whole lot different than planning for a natural birth. Tell people you want to push a baby out of your vagina without drugs, they may look at you like you have three heads…the same goes for VBAC.  There tends to be a lot of fear […]

Transition From Couple to Family

Babies are truly amazing. They bring much joy into our lives. Babies have the ability to make you experience a love deeper than you have ever felt was possible. And given the fact you and your partner are responsible for this tiny and precious new life, makes the experience even more special. However, with all […]

5 Simple Reasons You Should Take a Birth Class

Anyone who has experienced the joy of pregnancy knows that as soon as that little blue line appears, so too does a seemingly endless list of expenses.  From the fun things, like decorating the nursery and buying baby clothes, to the more serious preparation for childbirth, everything just seems to add up.  Which, of course, […]