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The Truth About Episiotomy

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The Truth About Episiotomy- Episiotomy is a cut to the tissue between the vagina and the anus, also called the perineum. Done typically with scissors, episiotomy is considered one of the more common surgeries performed on women, happening in about 12% of births.(1) Because of the continued, though dropping prevalence of episiotomy during childbirth, it’s […]

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Our Favorite Books For Childbirth Educators

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Our Favorite Books For Childbirth Educators We gathered a group of birth experts together to help us choose the required reading for our childbirth educators. Their selections are amazing and we highly recommend them. Reading all of these books is a big commitment, but it will give the reader a well rounded basis from which […]

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Six Steps for Planning Your VBAC

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Six Key Steps for Planning to Rock a VBAC Planning for a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) shouldn’t be that big of deal, but it is. While proven to be incredibly safe, achieving a VBAC can be an uphill battle requiring intense commitment and dedication. You wouldn’t show up for your wedding without doing a […]

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What to Expect Your First Week With Baby

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Your baby is born. You are finally home and snuggled up together. Your body feels different than it ever has before. Your baby is a fascinating creature- once part of you, now separate, but not quite… Intense. Overwhelming. Beautiful. Sacred. The first days with baby and with your new and still changing body are all […]

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Top Tips & Tricks for Dealing With Mastitis

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Mastitis, once experienced, is feared by any nursing mother. Mastitis is by definition a breast infection and symptoms can include redness, pain, swelling, a lump, heat, streaking redness on the surface of the skin that extends out from the painful area, and fever and lethargy. Mastitis is painful and just  feels awful. Mastitis can be […]

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10 Things To Do When You’re Overdue

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10 Things To Do When You’re Overdue- No matter how much you desire a natural birth and understand the absurdity of due dates, when you pass that 40 weeks of pregnancy mark, it is just plain HARD. Mentally, physically, and emotionally- going “overdue” is no fun. If you happen to pass that 40 week mark […]

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Top 10 Reasons To Certify With Birth Boot Camp

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Top 10 Reasons to Certify with Birth Boot Camp Birth Boot Camp brings the benefits of technology and the need for human touch together in a unique childbirth education program that helps couples achieve the natural birth they desire. In addition, our childbirth educator certification program is like none other. Here are a few of […]

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Supporting Your Pelvic Floor

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Supporting your pelvic floor- Picture yourself: 20, childless, fit, doing 200 jumping jacks with ease in your favorite group fitness class. Meanwhile, that middle aged woman with four kids behind you seems to need all her concentration just to make it through before running frantically to the bathroom. You have difficulty understanding what the problem […]

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