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Tracking Your Cycle: Fertility Awareness Method

Tracking Your Cycle: Fertility Awareness Method

How often have you heard women's menstrual cycle is 28 days, and you ovulate on day 14?

This is a myth that is widely accepted as truth. Sadly this misunderstanding is the cause of countless unwanted pregnancies. And, this myth has prevented many couples who desired a pregnancy from attaining one. 

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Home Birth Supply List

Home Birth Supply List

For the laboring mother, the work of birth is internal. You’re focusing on breathing and your baby as you move toward that moment when her velvet skin will be on your chest. Meanwhile, the birth team is busy with their own tasks, which aren’t so self-contained. They'll use tools and supplies from beginning to end to help you move through birth as comfortably as possible. Though birth will happen no matter what, some important supplies can help your team support you in safe and comforting ways.

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Breastfeeding and Birth Control

Breastfeeding and Birth Control

Although being pregnant again may be the last thing on your mind when you are first breastfeeding and getting to know your new baby, at some point you will need to consider how you will handle birth control. There are many factors to consider, and it is good to think about what you will do before you and your partner begin to engage sexually. Talking with your partner before you begin to have sex will also give you time to share what is important to both of you, how you both think and feel about the possibility of you becoming pregnant again, and what birth control options will be best.

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Hospital Bag Checklist

Hospital Bag Checklist

Most of us struggle to pack light for a weekend away. Packing for night or two at the hospital, while you’re giving birth, and then when you have a new addition to the family can be more than overwhelming! What do you need? What does your birth support person need? What does your baby need? The possibilities can seem endless and impossible to navigate. Before you know it, you’ve got three bags full, including half of your baby’s newborn wardrobe. So what do you actually need to pack in your hospital bag? Lets break it down for planned labors, planned C-sections, and planned home births in case of transfer.

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