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Feeling Good: Positive Self-Image in the Childbearing Year

by Ann Douglas Feeling good about yourself is the key to making the most of the childbearing year. A woman who feels good about herself will celebrate the changes that her body experiences during pregnancy, look forward to the challenge of giving birth, and willingly accept the physical and emotional changes of the postpartum period. […]

Our Water Birth Decision

My husband, Steve, and I had discussed the many different aspects regarding a home birth and wanted to further investigate the possibility of a water birth. Neither one of us really had any clue as to the pros and cons regarding such a choice. We decided to send away for more information and then decided […]

Working and Pumping At The Office

Since I’ve been online, I’ve met many wonderful Mom’s who have successfully pumped at work as well as Mom’s who are just returning to work, and beginning to pump. I’ll just share my experience with the hope that anyone who feels discouraged, or feels that they can’t do it long term, will see that it […]

Massage During Labor

Massage, in the broadest sense, includes a variety of techniques that are used to help with relaxation, stretching, and loosening of muscles. Massage relies on pressure and movement to accomplish these goals. Massage is especially useful when it comes to something that is physically demanding on the body’s muscles, such as labor. The fact of […]

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