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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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Children at Birth- Should you have your kids with you when you give birth?

Children at Birth- Should you have your kids with you when you give birth?

Having siblings in the room during birth can create an incredible bond for kids of any age. Younger children benefit from being witness to the transition from mommy’s growing belly to a baby in arms. Older children can benefit from the emotional intensity of birth and what it takes to bring a baby into the world. Today, we will talk about how you can prepare yourself, your family, and your environment for the process of birth.

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Breastfeeding Immediately After Birth

Breastfeeding Immediately After Birth

During pregnancy and throughout labor, we look forward to the moments after birth as the finish line. In many ways, it is. You wait and work for the moment when your baby’s velvet skin touches yours. But in no way does that mean your body’s work has ended. Yes, parenting work is about to begin, but there are also big changes, hormonal shifts, and developmental milestones about to happen within the very first hour after birth. Breastfeeding immediately after birth connects mom and baby in these moments of change to help improve their bond and latch for the rest of their breastfeeding relationship.

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Finding Relief from Pregnancy Insomnia

Finding Relief from Pregnancy Insomnia

On one hand, pregnancy insomnia is an important part of prenatal preparation. Your body is wise, and it is trying to prepare you for the long nights that lay ahead. But on the other hand, pregnancy insomnia can lead to overwhelm and burnout. The good news is that there are natural ways to make your nights more restful. Here are a few tips to help you get the rest you need, even if you struggle with pregnancy insomnia.

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How to Use Leftover Birth Song Products

How to Use Leftover Birth Song Products

During your pregnancy, you enjoyed Lady in Waiting tea to nourish your body and prepare your uterus. Afterward, you soothed your body and hormones with Nourished Mother and gave your body what it needed to make milk with Let There Be Milk and Nursing Nectar. You might have even used Fertile Ground to help encourage fertility to become pregnant in the first place! Your baby was wrapped in herbal goodness from his first Postpartum Herb Bath to the Cord Care Powder and Diaper Salve that helped protect and heal his body as it adjusted to the new world. But now he’s getting bigger, his cord long gone, your uterus is back to normal and your milk supply has regulated...and you’ve got a stash of products just sitting around. Now what?

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Writing a Homebirth Birth Plan

Writing a Homebirth Birth Plan

Today, I'm happy to have a guest post featured at The Birth Hour, all about writing a homebirth birth plan. I love the process of anticipation that comes before birth. The way a mama prepares, expects, and dreams of birth is absolutely beautiful, and I am honored to be witness to it. The birth plan is often a central part of this process, no matter where you plan to give birth. Over the years, I’ve helped hundreds of women through the process of writing a homebirth birth plan, and I’ve narrowed it down to some simple steps for you.

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Digestive Issues in Pregnancy

Digestive Issues in Pregnancy

You’re queasy. You’ve vomited more than you have in years. Your organs have shifted. You’re hungry but also can’t eat much at once. Everything in your digestive system is in flux (yes, sometimes re-flux!) while you’re pregnant. Next to sleep issues, digestive issues in pregnancy may be some of the most universal unpleasant effects. Let’s take a look at some of the most common digestive issues in pregnancy and ways that you can prevent or limit them.

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What to Expect When Going Overdue

What to Expect When Going Overdue

Anticipation is a lovely part of pregnancy, and it’s even better when put into proper context. Week by week pregnancy updates. Preparing for baby’s arrival. Picturing their birth month. Counting down. Measuring, planning, tracking growth. The estimated due date is a helpful way to track progress, as long as we remember that forty weeks is an average duration of pregnancy. In other words, many babies are born before forty weeks, and many are born after. Today, we’re going to cover what you need to know about going over your due date.

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Have a Healthy Fit Pregnancy

Have a Healthy Fit Pregnancy

We strive for a healthy, fit pregnancy for so many reasons, not just physical health. Pregnancy is a time of joy and personal growth, of beauty and discomfort, of stretching and changing, all wrapped up in the journey to meet a brand new little person. It’s not only about eating well and moving your body. It’s a whole-person effort.

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After Birth Perineal Care Essentials

After Birth Perineal Care Essentials

One of my clients was asked by a friend, “What is the biggest difference in your body before and after birth?” First and foremost, let me remind you how amazing your body is. Your pelvic floor, vagina, and perineum are made to give birth. Having realistic expectations and some basic supplies will help you prepare.

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