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The Umbilical Cord: An Amazing Avenue of Stem Cell Transport

By | November 20, 2015

The umbilical cord connects an unborn baby to the placenta, and is the avenue which allows for life-giving nutrients and support to flow into the baby (and also for wastes to be removed) as blood is continuously moving back and forth between the baby and the placenta. Once a baby is born, he no longer Read More

Back Labor: What it is and What You Can Do About It (Part 2)

By | November 18, 2015

Photo by Eyeliam By Jackie Scrivanich, Contributor Back labor is a type of labor that women can experience. This type of labor is characterized by intense lower back pain during contractions, often with pain lingering between each contraction. Read more about back labor and what you can do to avoid it during pregnancy here. We Read More

Flu Vaccines: Unsafe and Ineffective for Pregnant Women

By | November 16, 2015

Image by: justme_yo By Sarah Dillingham, Contributor Pregnant women in the U.S. receive more healthcare interventions today than any time in recent history. Foremost among recommendations strongly promoted in prenatal care visits are the Tdap and Flu vaccines, despite the fact that neither vaccine is demonstrated to be either safe or significantly beneficial for pregnant Read More

The Top 3 Postpartum Herbal Healing Blends

By | November 11, 2015

By Jill, Contributing Writer In our home, we use herbal remedies for a variety of ailments. For everything from relaxation to a hacking cough, I am reaching for my herb stash every time. The time I use herbs the most though is in the postpartum period.  Postpartum herbal healing is awesome! Mother’s Milk Tea This Read More

Back Labor: What It Is And What You Can Do About It (Part 1)

By | November 9, 2015

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Preparing to Breastfeed Before Baby Arrives

By | October 26, 2015

image credit One of my biggest surprises of becoming a mom was how incredibly hard breastfeeding was. No one warned me of all that could (and did!) go wrong or prepared me for how to conquer these battles should I face them. Yes, I took a breastfeeding class and even attended a Le Leche League Read More

Becoming a Mom at Walmart- Levi’s Story (Part 2)

By | October 22, 2015

  In Part 1 I left off my birth story as my husband and I were driving to the hospital.  Read on to find out what happened next and what Walmart has to do with Levi’s story. “I Need You To Pull Over” About 10 minutes into our drive I started feeling a little bit of pressure Read More

Becoming a Mom at Walmart- Levi’s Story (Part 1)

By | October 20, 2015

Technically I didn’t actually become a mom, at least for the first time, at Walmart. But I did become a mom to Levi there. I shouldn’t have been surprised by this, as Levi’s four older brothers all came to us rather quickly as well, once they were ready. And in some ways I was not Read More

8 Breakfast Ideas to Stock the Freezer

By | October 2, 2015

image credit Before the birth of both of my children, I knew that if we wanted to eat in the post partum days, I would need to do some work ahead of time. My husband is great at all things in the house, but the poor guy can’t even cook toast, so meal planning and Read More

Carry On: Rowan (Wrapsody: The Wraparound Baby Carrier)

By | October 26, 2013

I had the honor of receiving a Rowan wrap from Wrapsody to review and share during this month of focus on infant loss. The wrap is gorgeous, soft and comfortable. I wore it for a few days in honor of a local friend of mine who lost her baby girl about a year ago. Wrapsody was my Read More

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