How to Write a Birth Plan that Actually Works

How to Write a Birth Plan that Actually Works

By Lauren McClain “Birth is not only about making babies. It’s about making mothers; strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and believe in their…

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Yes, Your Birth Matters

Yes, Your Birth Matters

Written by Laura Rupp Disclaimer: below is my story. It’s my journey. In no way am I saying that your story is wrong or that…

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Parenting the Unborn and 10 Exercises to Connect with Your Child

Parenting the Unborn and 10 Exercises to Connect with Your Child

By Lauren McClain From the moment we conceive of having a child, we are parents. We needn’t wait until our baby is in our arms…

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Unplanned C-Section Mother: You Are an Unspoken Hero

Unplanned C-Section Mother: You Are an Unspoken Hero

By Madison Grzeskowiak, DC You read every pregnancy book and blog you could. You attended birth classes. You hired a doula and a midwife. You…

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Mother's Blessing Ideas: Ways to Shower & Bless

Mother’s Blessing Ideas: Ways to Shower & Bless

By Lauren McClain We throw baby showers to show support when someone we care for brings a baby into their family. Baby showers, as the…

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Making Your Family's Medical Decisions: Social and Emotional Costs

Making Your Family’s Medical Decisions: Social and Emotional Costs

By Lauren McClain When I was planning my first home birth, I realized that if–heaven forbid–the worst happened, people would blame me. Anything bad that…

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The New Phase of Labor that Can Help You Have a Natural Birth

The New Phase of Labor that Can Help You Have a Natural Birth

By Lauren McClain The New Early Labor Early labor is supposed to be the time when you rest, distract yourself, eat, and get into a…

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