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Amidst the Vibrancy of our Ancestors

The first birth I ever attended was my sister’s birth of my nephew Kaikuolo. All natural - peaceful, intense, beautiful and at home. Fast...
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7 Tips to Help Prepare for a Healthy Pregnancy

Whether you are newly pregnant or in the “trying” stage, there is no doubt that you have considered whether or not your body is...
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Birthing Story ~ My Valentine Baby

I remember going to bed late on February 12th, 2003. My hubby regularly gave me Reiki every night before bed, and as I was...
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SCAD Awareness for Mothers

Finally, my eighteen-month old daughter sat contently on the lanai eating her afternoon snack while we watched my five-year-old son play in the “gulch”...
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Herbs that can Help & Herbs to Avoid when Pregnant

The medicinal properties of herbs have been utilized since ancient times by healers, sages and midwives. It has only been since the introduction of...
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“NO, We are NOT at the Hospital YET!”

In April of 2007 we found out that we were expecting. It was a bit shocking and nerve racking, at the same time, since...
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Primer on how to be a Good Postpartum Visitor

We often shower attention on families during pregnancy, but not during the postpartum period — when in fact the postpartum period is the time...

Birthing Story ~ Labor Day Plans

Four years ago, on Labor Day, I was in labor. In formulating my birth plan, I decided that I wanted to have an all-natural...
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Five Ways Doulas Improve Birth

1. Reduce risks of C-section and Pitocin - When a woman feels supported emotionally and has a safe space to labor with people that...
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The Inward Invitation of Pregnancy

The process of preparing for birth can be all sorts of overwhelming, and sometimes very focused on the external world. Many women feel waves...
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