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Tag: pregnancy

CenteredBirth Presents A One Day Childbirth Education Workshop for Expecting Parents

CenteredBirth Presents A One Day Childbirth Education Workshop for Expecting Parents

Enjoy a one day workshop in Wilmington, NC. Join Me December 9 from 10a-2p at The Bump and Beyond Maternity Boutique in Wilmington NC for a 4 hour session packed with practical and evidenced based information about labor, birth and the first few hours with […]

6 ways to cope with anxiety in motherhood

6 ways to cope with anxiety in motherhood

6 Ways I Cope with Anxiety in Motherhood What can I say, it’s a process. I have been living with anxiety for as long as I can remember. Some of my earliest memories are intrusive thoughts and panic. I have some happy childhood memories sprinkled […]

10 Natural Remedies for Heartburn during pregnancy

10 Natural Remedies for Heartburn during pregnancy

10 Natural Remedies for Heartburn during Pregnancy What are some of the causes for heartburn in pregnancy? A lot of moms never experience heartburn until they are pregnant for the first time. Described as a burning sensation behind the breast bone – sometimes with a […]

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones

  When we are pregnant we glow. We are a vessel of creation. How awesome and a little terrifying. We go through so many emotions during pregnancy, sometimes it’s hard to keep up . We often read books and watch movies about giving birth. We talk to their friends and relatives […]

Doula what?

Doula what?

“If a doula were a drug it would be unethical not to use it.” Dr. John H. Kennel The word “doula” comes from the ancient Greek meaning of “women who serve”. We use it now to refer to a woman who is trained to provide continuous physical, […]

12 ways to empower your birth

12 ways to empower your birth

Birth in the United States is said to be in crisis.  Our cesarean rate is sky high with our national average being over 32% in 2008 and in areas it reaches over 50%. Being induced (artificially starting labor) and giving birth with an epidural is the cultural norm […]

The birth of a family

The birth of a family

I found out that I was pregnant with our first child when I was 19.  Young and a little terrified I wanted to do everything right.  Fate brought me to a job as a barista at our local co-operative grocery store just weeks before, where I […]