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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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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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Overwhelmed & Uncertain About Birth? Learn what one mom with 3 different birth experiences wishes she knew {and get confident}

Jill Hartsock helps you feel less overwhelmed by birth. Conquer your fear of birth.

(With Jill Hartsock, mama of 3) So there you are…in labor & things don’t go according to plan. You suddenly realize you don’t know what’s happening around you. You’re not sure why things are happening, what the hospital staff is doing, what the noises mean that you’re hearing (all those beeps & stuff) or even what […]

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Who Else Is Wondering What Hypnobirthing Really Is? -with Karlye McNeeley R.N.

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(With Karlye McNeeley, R.N., Hypnobirthing Childbirth Educator & Doula)    If you’re not sure what hypnobirthing is (you might even be leery) & you’ve decided on a natural birth- this is the interview for you. We get down to business on what Hypnobirthing is all about. Karlye McNeeley is an R.N., Doula & Hypnobirthing practitioner. […]

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What Are the Signs of Labor, Stages of Labor & What Can I Expect During Each Stage?

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(With Gail Heathcote, Certified Nurse Midwife-CNM) Knowing what to expect during labor & understanding why your body is doing what it’s doing helps you have less pain & speeds up labor. Understanding what to expect in labor helps you relax. Staying relaxed helps your muscles efficiently contract & keeps you out of the fear/pain cycle. So you […]

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Preparing for Labor & Birth: Why Women Who Prepare For Birth Do Better In Labor. -with Michelle Collins, CNM

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(With Dr. Michelle Collins, CNM, Vanderbilt University) How well women do in labor is directly connected to how well they prepared for birth. And it’s downright fascinating. It dates back to the ‘early days of man’ & how we all handle fear. After nearly 30 years delivering babies, Dr. Michelle Collins has a few insights […]

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Birth Positions | How Do Labor & Birth Positions Result In Less Pain & Faster Labor? What Many Birth Classes Never Tell You…

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(With Barbara Harper, R.N., Midwife, Founder of Waterbirth International, Author, Educator)  If the best available medical research & evidence suggested a way to birth and have less pain {which moms back-up with their own labor & birth experience} & to labor more efficiently (faster labor also with less pain)- wouldn’t you think it’d be taught in every birth class?  […]

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