3. Massage Now, you won’t know if you’ll want to be touched or not until you’re in labor, but massage can be an excellent pain management tool if you are able to tolerate touch. Massage can help you relax, release tension, and help you breathe better.  It releases endorphins, which are feel-good hormones and natural pain-killers (source).…

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Debating on getting an epidural? Planning for a natural birth, but need some reassurance on your decision to avoid the epidural?  For most of human history, women have birthed without epidurals. But now, with them being so common, it really makes you wonder if epidurals are really that bad; Are there any benefits to not…

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*This is a guest post written by Amber Oliver.  I would never think I would share about birth via caesarean. However, I came to gather knowledge on this form of birth because my breech baby wouldn’t turn. I will be honest, I’d heard nothing but the scariest things about c-sections and the decision to get…

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Are you currently expecting and dreaming of a natural birth? Wondering what all you should be doing to prepare your body for labor?  Women that have natural births typically have shorter labors, higher rates of breastfeeding success, and a quicker postpartum recovery. Not to mention, there’s less stress on your baby and the fact that natural…

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Thinking about skipping the hospital bath for your newborn? Wondering what the benefits are of delaying that first bath for your baby?   There are so many decisions you have to make for your newborn during those first few days of life, with a bath being one of them. But, recent research has been showing…

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Thinking about hiring a doula for your birth? Wondering if they are truly worth the money? Doulas are an excellent, and often overlooked, resource for pregnancy, birth, and even postpartum. But, a doula isn’t a new concept. This type of comforting labor support has been used since the Greeks in ancient times. Because of the benefits…

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Been hearing the term “doula” amongst all your pregnant friends, and curious as to what this “doula” is? Or, maybe you’re wondering how a doula can improve your birth or postpartum recovery? You already have so many decisions to make regarding your birth, trying to make it the safest, most positive experience for you and…

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