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Pulling Curls reviewed

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Mama Natural Birth Course Review

The Mama Natural Birth Course is the bestselling online natural birth course for a reason and that's why I'm taking the time to review it! It is the gold-standard when it comes to preparing to deliver without medical interventions.

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11 Lessons to Learn to Have the Perfect Birth

Birth is beautiful. You welcome your new baby into the world and into your arms. As they say, “it’s the only blind date where you will always meet the love of your life.” However, birth is known as labor for a reason. It is work. While you can’t guarantee your labor and delivery will happen a certain way, you can give yourself the best odds by preparing. AND most importantly how you prepare for birth can dramatically change how your “4th trimester” will go.

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Are Birth Classes Necessary? Two moms and a dad weigh in

All pregnant women have one thing in common whether it is their first birth or fifth: some sense of anxiety about labor and delivery. This is because so much of it is unknown. Will childbirth classes help with this? Are birth classes necessary?

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10 Things About Birth and Newborns That Surprised My Husband

It should come as no surprise to hear that some things about birth and newborns are going to leave you totally shocked no matter how prepared you are.  I know that I was surprised about certain aspects of my birth, the difficulties of processing it emotionally, and ways we could have prepared our home better.  I have written about these topics, and more in our expecting section, to help you be better prepared. But today, I want to share a different perspective on these life changing events.  I sat down with my husband during our latest date night and had him share some of the most surprising aspects of birth and life with a newborn for him.

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How to Create a Postpartum Care Kit

Setting yourself up with a postpartum care kit before baby arrives is essential.  By creating a postpartum care kit that is outfitted with everything you need to be comfortable, you will heal faster and save your partner a trip to the store for supplies after baby arrives.

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musical elephant projection night light for baby Expecting? The Essentials of being prepared for birth

If you are currently expecting, you are probably spending a considerable amount of time preparing. Outside of buying cute onesies, prepping a nursery and having a shower, you might want to put aside some time for a birth class. This is especially true if you want to increase your chances of having a particular type of birth, or if this is your first birth.

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Preparing for Labor and Delivery: Alli's Birth Story

N was born on a Monday evening in late summer. Like many mothers, getting to the amazing moment of holding her in my arms for the first time was a long process, and quite different than I had envisioned. Let’s start at the beginning...

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Postpartum Recovery after a Vaginal Birth: What to Expect and Tips to Heal Faster

Learning about your postpartum recovery before labor and delivery is smart. I focused so much on the actual birth, that I really didn’t know what to expect in the weeks after birth. I knew I needed to get some pads and witch hazel wipes, but that was about it. I wish I’d read about how I would feel, common discomforts and learned healing tips while I was preparing for birth.

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Your Guide to Pain Relief and Interventions during Childbirth

All throughout your third trimester of pregnancy, the thought of your baby’s arrival is constantly in your mind. Getting to hold your newborn for the first time will be one of the best days of your life. But with the excitement of that new baby, you undoubtedly think about the labor that will get you to that point. What do contractions feel like? How long will labor be for my first birth?

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Prepare Yourself Before Birth: How to Process your Labor, Delivery, and New Identity

This article covers dealing with postpartum depression, processing your birth, coping with your new identity of being a mom, and strategies that you can enact before and after delivery to prepare yourself physically and emotionally for a new baby.

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9 Signs of Labor Approaching and What to Do during Early Labor

Nothing can be more frustrating than the waiting game for when will labor start. Every single day, I would always wonder if today would be the day. As I got closer to my due date, my feet were swollen, and my belly was so big that I swear I waddled everywhere, I just wanted to know when baby would arrive.

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KOPA PREPARED Online Birth Class Review

KOPA PREPARED is a wonderful online childbirth class option for any couple, but particularly for the first time expecting couple. This childbirth class is geared for mamas who’d like to delivery naturally in a hospital setting.

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Online Childbirth Classes to Prepare for your Baby’s Birth

Preparing for your baby’s birth starts as soon as you find out you are pregnant. Throughout prenatal appointments, nutrition, and prepping your home, preparing for the big day is always in the back of your mind.As labor and delivery gets closer, it feels more real. And you probably start to think of specific ways to […]

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