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C-Sections: What I Wish I Had Known. -with Nichole Miller R.N.

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(With Nichole Miller, RN, mama).  So many mamas tell us that they wish they knew what to expect with a cesarean section (c-section).  So to help you understand what to expect from a c-section & what to expect after a c-section, we asked Nichole Miller to share what she wishes she knew before her c-section went down. She wants […]

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Breastfeeding: How to Breastfeed Easier

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(With Sarah McKay, Lactation Consultant & Doula, mama of 6)   I remember when I learned to drive a car. I went to those driver’s ed classes, remember those? And then finally it was time to get behind the wheel with the infamous Mr. Lopez. He was a local legend, for his quirky and sometimes unorthodox […]

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How to Find the Best Childcare For Your Baby When Maternity Leave is Over

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(with Amanda Bottleson, mama of 4, President & CEO of Youthland Academy)  Have you ever read a Sherlock  Holmes mystery? Sherlock and his compadre Dr. Watson are probably some of the best known sleuths ever. They solve mysteries like it’s no one’s business. So what does this have to do with going back to work […]

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After Birth | How To Keep Your Sanity After Birth {by setting boundaries}

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(with Jenny Baker, mama) Imagine this… …your bffs know you’re in labor and they’ve spread the word (of course somebody Facebook’d it!). So basically, the entire earth  knows you’re at the hospital getting ready to have a baby. Your peeps man their phones awaiting word…it’s no wonder you’re bout to get throngs of visitors (the […]

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Epidural- Less Pain In Labor & During Birth With an Epidural. What an OB/GYN Wants You to Know. -with Dr. Tami Michele

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(with Dr. Tami Michele, mama of 4 ,OB/GYN- former doula & childbirth educator) An Epidural helps you have less pain in labor & during birth … who doesn’t want that? I knew I didn’t want any more labor pain than what was absolutely necessary to have a baby & healthy birth. So I did what most […]

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Comparing the Medical Model vs Holistic Model of Maternity Care… Which Is Best For You?

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(with Pat Burkhardt, CM, Ph.D., Mom of 2 ) “I didn’t know it could be this way. My maternity care during pregnancy & birth was amazing! I never thought I’d feel so confident during pregnancy, in labor, during birth & just having a baby overall. Especially after my first birth. I’m so glad I looked into […]

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I’m Going to Be a Mom. Will I Be a Good Mom?

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(with Meagan Francis, author & mama of 5) You’re going to be a mom. Will you be a good mom? Here’s the story that usually plays out… As a new mom {or veteran mom}, your sweet kiddos throw you for a loop, “what am I supposed to be doing? Am I doing this right? Is […]

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How to Have a Healthy Baby {and avoid the NICU} -with Dr. Lucky Jain

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(with Dr. Lucky Jain, dad, neonatologist, Emory University School of Medicine) You just delivered your baby. Imagine it. Your heart is pounding, you’re exhausted, you’re excited, you feel this rush of  joy you’ve never felt & your eyes can’t leave your little baby. You’re in some deep smit….completely smitten. You’re waiting to hear your baby […]

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Postpartum Doulas: What Is a Postpartum Doula?

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(with Lesley Jeruzal, mom of 3, Postpartum Doula) ”What is a postpartum doula and how do they help me figure out all the  ’how to be a good mom’ questions I have after birth?”  You learn a lot during pregnancy. You learn even more in labor & during birth. But after birth (postpartum) is when your […]

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Get Your Baby to Eat the Solid Foods You Want…In Less Time.

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(with Doug Struthers, Ella’s Kitchen) Ohhh yeah, the classic “You vs. Baby” heavyweight food fight to get your baby solids…   Trying to force the healthy greenish broccoli mush stuff into your baby never ends well. Baby launches broccoli mush off the highchair faster than you can reach in the freezer for your dark chocolate Dove Bar(s). […]

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Comparing OB/GYN to Midwifery care (Side-by-Side): What Would Each Care Be Like For You?

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(with Susan Wente, Certified Nurse Midwife of 35 years)  “Should I use a doctor or midwife? What are the differences between the doctor & midwife style of maternity care? Can you compare maternity care (step-by-step) between a doctor & a midwife, so I can see *exactly* what the differences would look like for each style […]

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“This is What New Motherhood Looks Like … a Big Scattered Mess” -with Alyson Schafer

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(with Alyson Schafer, mama of 2, parenting expert, psychotherapist, best-selling author) You desperately need to get out of the house.  It’s been 2 months of dirty diapers, breastfeeding at all hours of the day and night and being lucky to sneak in a shower. You make a break for it and head to the bistro down […]

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Doctor or Midwife? “Here is My Story Using Both & Who I Definitely Would Use Next Time (and why)”

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(with Jen Blanchard, mama of 3) Jen didn’t know … “Should I use a doctor or midwife for my birth?”  She didn’t give a lot of thought to who her healthcare provider would be during pregnancy and birth.  She said “alright, I’ll go with this Dr. Kuhnz- he’s a family friend & he’s been practicing forever, sounds perfect!“  […]

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“How I Managed Pain in Birth”- with Cindy Crawford

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(Cindy Crawford, mama of 2) Have you ever wondered about having a baby & giving birth without pain meds? Why would you ever consider having a baby naturally, when you could easily get medication to deal with any pain in birth? How do women handle the pain in natural childbirth … what do they do?  Cindy […]

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