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Mama, There Is Round-Up In Those Va©©ines

This piece was contributed by our fan favorite, Elaine Dalton.   Round-Up in va©©ines is not a common headline, nor is it something we want to hear when preparing to have a va©©ine administered to ourselves or one of our children. We have all read the warning labels on the weed killer product’s label; why …

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What The Heck Is Diastasis Recti Anyway?

This piece was contributed by fan favorite, Elaine Dalton.   There is nothing harder on the female body than pregnancy and delivering a baby. These natural occurrences can strain, stretch and wear out the body to the point where we feel like that old baggy t-shirt in the donation pile. What once hugged our every …

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Human Rights In Birth: Is Your Caregiver Right For You — A Guest Post By Author, Brooklynn James

What the hell happened?   Not exactly the question one might expect from a postpartum nurse, it echoed in my mind incessantly after birth. Induction, intervention, ultimately cesarean were nothing new to me…until I was the one atop an operating room table birthing my firstborn through an incision in my uterus.   Over three decades …

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Hospital Or Home Birth: Which Is Best For You?

For many of us, the hardest part of being pregnant is giving birth. It is also the most necessary part of the process and can often be a bit scary as well. Some of the ways we can combat this fear are by reading lots of positive birth stories and doing research to ensure that …

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The Question Remains: Is Water Birth Really Safe?

This article was contributed by fan-favorite, Elaine Dalton.   Water births might be trending right now, but they have been in strong use since the 1980s and 1990s, with historical evidence placing the use of water births back in 1803. Water births occur frequently in a homebirth setting with a midwife supervising, but more hospitals …

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