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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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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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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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“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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Cord Blood Banking: Should I Bank My Baby’s Cord Blood To Save Their Life? –with Dr. Sarah Buckley

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(with Dr. Sarah Buckley, MD & mom) “If I don’t pay to save my kid’s cord blood, am I a bad parent?”  Have you thought that yet? I know I did. How can’t we? The super aggressive advertising from all the private cord blood baking companies is everywhere. They “advertise” by saying things like … “safeguard for […]

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Do the Benefits of Skin to Skin Care Really *Double* Your Breastfeeding Success & Reduce Baby’s Crying by 12 Times?

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(with Barbara Harper, R.N. Midwife, Founder of Waterbirth International, Author, Educator) You’ve been waiting all your life for this day. 9 months just flew by. Even though you haven’t seen him yet, you’ve bonded with your precious little babe. You’ve talked to him or her. Most definitely shared some belly laughs. Shared a few of […]

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Breech Baby | Just Because My Baby is Breech Does That Mean an Automatic C-Section?

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(With Yolanda Visser, Certified Professional Midwife) “I walked in to my 37 week appointment and was told ‘your baby flipped, your baby is breech’. I wanted to cry. I always heard that if breech babies don’t turn, that’s a guaranteed ticket for a c-section. Could I have a breech birth if I wanted one? Why would I […]

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Can You Have a Home Birth In a Hospital? -with Dr. Stacey Kerr

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(with Dr. Stacey Kerr, mom, veteran MD)  You like the idea of home birth & love all the benefits it offers to help you throughout labor & birth, but when you really get down to it…you just aren’t gonna be comfortable giving birth outside a hospital. And neither is your spouse. You also know you […]

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Why would a Lamaze Birth Class Help You Be Ready For Birth?

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(with Michele Deck, mama of 3, past president of Lamaze International) I want to be ready for my baby. But will birth classes really prepare me for birth, because I’ve heard from a bunch of women they didn’t help? What will a Lamaze birth class teach that’ll help during labor & birth? Does Lamaze just teach about breathing? […]

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“The History of Birth Support” with author Tina Cassidy

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(with Tina Cassidy, Author of “Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born”) How have communities of women been using birth support since the dawn of time? Does this type of birth support trigger a chemical response in your brain (important hormones) helping you through labor & birth? Do studies prove the benefits of birth […]

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Delayed Cord Clamping: How 2 minutes can give your baby 33% more blood & better health

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(with Dr. Sarah Buckley, MD & mom)  120 seconds…that’s all it takes. Wait 2 minutes & your baby can get: 1) 33% more blood, 2) Have a decreased risk of anemia (low iron), 3) Have more proteins that carry oxygen throughout their body (hemoglobin), 4) Get more stem cells into their little body & 5) […]

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If Childbirth is Natural, Then Why Bother Preparing For It?

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(With Sarah McKay, Doula Trainer, Hypno-doula, Lactation Consultant)  “Here I am doctor, I’m so done, I’m so ready for you to deliver my baby!” The doctor takes 2 steps to the side, puts one hand on the mom’s left shoulder, smiles softly & says… “I’m not delivering your baby. You are birthing your baby. This […]

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How My Emotions Controlled My Labor & How Yours Will Too

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(With Jill Klaiber, mama of 4) Jill was no stranger to giving birth. She was pregnant with number 3 & was all set for a super fast labor, then delivery. After all, isn’t the 3rd one said to fly out like a rocket? Of course they are. Active labor kicked in. But Jill didn’t know it. Her […]

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Birth Center Birth: Why I Switched Care at 36 weeks {even without insurance} & It Was Worth Every Penny

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(with Jamie Fuller, mama)  You just turned 36 weeks pregnant. Almost there! As you’re talking to your provider, you’re not feeling supported. You’ve researched your birth…you know what you want & why. You also know their job is to 100% support you, encourage you & help you birth this baby. Nope, they’re talking more about […]

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The Silent {but insanely powerful} Impact Hormones During Pregnancy Have On Helping You & Your Baby at Birth. -with Dr. Sarah Buckley

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(with Dr. Sarah Buckley, mom of 4, author, specialty in obstetrics & family planning) Your hormones during pregnancy can help you have an easier labor & healthy birth. But only if you know how to let them do their job. Your hormones during pregnancy might even be the MVP of your entire birth. Yep, it’s true. […]

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