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Prenatal
As your pregnancy winds to an end and you find yourself stocking up on diapers, prepping your bag for the birth center, and finishing your childbirth education classes, there’s one other thing to remember… DATES! Hop in the car and head to a natural foods store (Sprouts, Whole Foods, etc.) to stock up on some...
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At some point during pregnancy, it’s inevitable that you will receive advice you didn’t ask for, a horror story you wish you could unhear, or a reminder that things aren’t going to get any easier once your baby arrives. I spoke with a pregnant woman who recently tried to buy a beverage at a local...
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After experiencing giving birth in both a hospital and a birth center setting, Tieska Jumbo sums up her thoughts about another hospital birth in five words: “Heck No, I Won’t Go!” In an article for Jacksonville Moms Blog, Jumbo explains why she sought out midwives and a birth center for her second pregnancy. “I’ve heard...
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In Babymoon’s 5-week Lamaze series, we discuss at length the six “Healthy Birth Practices” that have been linked to better outcomes for moms and babies. One of these healthy birth practices is to avoid unnecessary interventions. But how does one determine when an intervention is necessary or unnecessary? We recommend using your BRAIN – examining...
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Have you wondered what those crazy pregnancy dreams mean? I had several vivid dreams during my pregnancy with my second son (sorry, Robert!) and would have loved to use this article to decipher what I was sorting out in dreamland. Julie Revelant with FoxNews.com shares a fascinating list of the most common pregnancy dreams and...
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ACOG released new guidance advising providers to consider “low tech, high touch” approach to care for low-risk women.  The Midwifery Model of Care as delivered in the birth center setting has studied this approach, and our data also supports the low-intervention approach as providing a SAFER model of care, avoiding the risk of unnecessary intervention. ...
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