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How to Get Evidence-Based Maternity Care

How to Get Evidence-Based Maternity Care

Every mother wants the best for herself and her child, so of course she wants to make sure they both receive the best care during pregnancy, labor and birth. How can she make sure this happens? First, it’s important to understand what evidence-based care is and how it compares to routine care; then, we’ll outline three steps to ensure the most appropriate and safest care for you and your baby.
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When Breastfeeding is a Struggle

When Breastfeeding is a Struggle

Breastfeeding is natural, yes, but what happens if it doesn’t come naturally to you or your baby? You aren’t alone and there are solutions to the most common breastfeeding problems. Remember: Every mother and her baby have a unique breastfeeding relationship. Your journey doesn’t have to look or be like anyone else’s in order to be successful, rewarding, and healthy for both you and your baby. 
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Best Foods to Fuel Your Labor

Best Foods to Fuel Your Labor

Gone are the days of mothers crunching on ice chips during labor. Evidence-based practice supports (and even encourages!) mothers to eat during labor. Why? Because your car won’t run well on an empty tank, and neither will you!

Even the American Society of Anesthesiologists, just last year, said that

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Talking Risk: Counsel and Coercion

Talking Risk: Counsel and Coercion

It is well know that our experiences influence our beliefs and philosophies. These same beliefs, in turn, influence our behaviors and choices. It follows that in birth, as in any area of life, women often have established a set of ideas and beliefs based on their unique experiences. Sometimes this may be called a “birth worldview” or “birth philosophy.” 
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What to Wear for Birth

What to Wear for Birth

As with every step of planning for and going through your birthing journey, you want to be true to yourself when choosing what to wear. There are no hard and fast rules, but there are some tried-and-true pieces of advice to help make you comfortable from early labor until the moment you’re cradling your newborn in your arms. Here are our suggestions:
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Quote - Van Gogh

Quote - Van Gogh

The beauty and power of nature is undeniable, but the wonder, hope and possibilities in the eyes of a newborn contain an element that cannot seem to be found anywhere else. 
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Quote - Success

Quote - Success

Everyone dreams of success, but it doesn't happen automatically. Planning and preparing for success is important (i.e. having a vision and setting goals). Then, we need to put forth the effort and dedicate time to our goals. Finally, we are challenged to learn from our failures or mistakes. This can be the hardest part as it requires a sense of humility and willingness to change and try again. Which of these three is your biggest challenge?
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Quote - Big Footprints

Quote - Big Footprints

Any parent knows that those tiny feet (and toes, fingers, ears and even eyelashes) are easy to fall in love with. From the time a precious baby comes into the world with the tiniest feet and as they grow, every child leaves permanent prints in their journey.
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Quote - Life's Journey

Quote - Life's Journey

In any journey in life, look back and recognize the progress you have made and look forward to plan the direction you wish to go. But most of all remember, this IS your life, happening right now. You do not get to redo it, so make the best of every moment.
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Quote - Fears

Quote - Fears

Fear is a liar, and its only purpose is to hold people back from the good things that await them: love, happiness, joy and peace. Whatever you fears are that are holding you back, don’t wait one more day to begin to conquer them.
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Quote - Father's Love

Quote - Father's Love

We dedicate this quote to fathers in honor of Father’s Day. You work tirelessly, love deeply and give generously. We thank you for all that you do for your families and wish you a very special day.
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