Category: Pregnancy

Natural Childbirth Using the Bradley Method

There is no perfect birthing method. Each woman needs a different method. That is why I asked some blogging friends to write on their favorite methods for the Ways to Have a Natural Childbirth series. Today’s featured blogger is Kara of Extremely Good Parenting. Check out her post on why she prefers birth centers below The Bradley Method is a popular natural childbirth class because it offers a wealth of information, is all about preparation of both the mother and the father (or coach), applies to both home and hospital births, and prepares for unexpected complications. In my personal...

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Natural Childbirth at Home

There is no perfect birthing method. Each woman needs a different method. That is why I asked some blogging friends to write on their favorite methods for the Ways to Have a Natural Childbirth series. Today’s featured blogger is Trisha of Making It Home. Check out her post on why she prefers birth centers below Becoming a mother changed me. The moment I birthed our first daughter, I was completely transformed – in all of the usual ways, of course, but in a whole lot of ways that I just wasn’t expecting. But birth is beautiful because it is unpredictable...

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Natural Childbirth Using Water Birth

There is no perfect birthing method. Each woman needs a different method. That is why I asked some blogging friends to write on their favorite methods for the Ways to Have a Natural Childbirth series. Today’s featured blogger is Shary of Atta Mama. Check out her post on why she prefers water births below.   My very first pregnancy wound up being very painful. Although I did not know that I had a knack for enduring childbirth, the pain aspect of having children always frightened me. I knew I wanted to go all-natural and have as little interventions as...

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Natural Childbirth in a Birth Center

 There is no perfect birthing method. Each woman needs a different method. That is why I asked some blogging friends to write on their favorite methods for the Ways to Have a Natural Childbirth series. Today’s featured blogger is Meegs of A New Day. Check out her post on why she prefers birth centers below.From the moment you find out you are pregnant, there are hundreds of questions that will flow through your mind. Everything from what you are going to name the baby to where they will sleep, and what they will wear. Will I babywear? Will I breastfeed? So...

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Ways to Have a Natural Childbirth

There are many different ways to give birth. As a new mom, I did not know that when I was pregnant with my first. I took the standard childbirth class, learned a few tricks and thought that was that. I wanted a natural birth and I’d just deal with any pain as it came. Not, so! As it turns out, it really is best to have an actual method when it comes to giving birth. There are some women who can use the “grin and bear” it method but they are probably few. If you want to go for...

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Crunchy Gift Guide – New Mama

In light of how difficult crunchy gift giving can be, I thought I’d share some crunchier gift ideas that I’ve come across. Today’s crunchy gift guide is focused for those new mamas or soon to be moms. Yes, you could give these ladies any of the usual gifts but if there are a new mama, odds are good that a bunch of cloth diapers will make their day just as much (if not more) than a non-baby related item. There are some gifts that are pretty pricey and some that are reasonably priced. Crunchy Gift Guide for The New...

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My Natural Unmedicated Childbirth Story

On November 21, 2012, I had my fourth baby: Verity. Here is her story.   The Pregnancy  With my previous 3 kids, I used an OB and while I think all their births were fine, I knew that I wanted to switch to a midwife for #4. We had switched insurance after #3 was born so I was in new pregnancy territory this time. With the insurance we switched to I basically had the choice between the insurance’s OB’s or midwives. Both worked at the same hospital but I knew I was going with the midwives this time. I...

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