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Preparing for Childbirth: What’s the Best Time?

I have spoken and written about this topic before. When I see or hear questions about what practitioners do, or what happens in various hospitals in birth, I ask myself about the best timing for childbirth preparation classes. It often seems like women are asking questions about practice and protocol late in the game. For …

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Your Baby Doesn’t Need a Decorated Nursery and all the Latest Gadgets

I know you want to make the nursery look nice, and make sure you have all the equipment your friends said you must have. This has nothing to do with your baby, and everything to do with the culture we live in. It seems that so many parents are concerned with the stuff a baby …

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The Time I dropped my Baby Son: A “Bad” Parenting Moment

James, my second born, was 5 weeks old. I switched his position in the sling (standing on grass, luckily), and he slithered through to the ground. He was crying and definitely stunned, but otherwise okay. I was not okay. I felt like an idiot and the worst parent in the world.  It took me a while to …

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HOW YOUR BELIEFS SHAPE YOUR EXPERIENCE OF BIRTH AND MOTHERING?

ARE YOU WILLING TO CHALLENGE THOSE FOR A BETTER OUTCOME? What you believe is your operating system that creates your experience.  You might have heard that thoughts become things, and believing is seeing, and you create your own reality.  This either resonates with you, you believe it wholeheartedly, or perhaps you are having a challenge …

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