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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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Free Range Parenting: Not Giving In To Fear Based Parenting & How To Build Self-Esteem In Your Kids

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(with Lenore Skenazy, mom of 2, author, TV host on TLC) Lenore wanted to help her son grow as person. She believed in him.  He was a smart 9 year old boy and one summer day in New York City, she and her husband made a parenting decision that would get her a lot of […]

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When Breastfeeding Doesn’t Go As Planned {How Mara Overcame It & You Can Too}

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(with Mara Neboshynsky, mom of 2) Mara was in bliss with the birth of her first-born. She thought she’d be one of those moms who breastfed hear baby forever. She read up and knew how to breastfeed. Like many of us, she thought “once I show baby the boob everything else will just take care […]

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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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Why Do Midwives Attend 10% of US Births…But Over 90% of European Births? -with Robbie Davis Floyd, Ph.D

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(with Robbie Davis-Floyd, Ph.D., Cultural Anthropologist of Reproduction) We have the highest trained surgeons for birth (Ob/Gyns) in the world, the best technology in the world, we’re just about the most highly vaccinated country in the industrialized world (if not the highest) & we spend more on healthcare than anyone else in the world (according […]

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How Do You NOT Lose Yourself {Forever} As a New Mom

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(with Kim Anderson, mom of 2 and Life Coach) How do you stay yourself when you have to be so selfless as a new mom? Being selfless isn’t optional, it’s a requirement. It stings when you have to go from self to selfless overnight.  Even when you’re “ready” to dive in head on. Our minds can […]

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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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Do I Have Postpartum Depression or the Baby Blues? {EVIDENCE on how to beat both}

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(with Lesley Jeruzal- mama)  ”Moms who look the most put together are often the moms who are falling apart the most inside.” says Lesley. She knows.  She’s been through the ringer with 4 births & had postpartum depression after each birth. She’s now super active in postpartum depression (PPD) support groups & is a postpartum doula.  […]

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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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“Will I Ever Be Happy As a New Mom?”..How I Adjusted To Breastfeeding & The “New Normal”

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(with Shannon Hannah, mama of 4 kiddos) It all looked so easy. Shannon was out with a good friend & out of the blue felt a big wave of emotion slowly steam roll her. Have you felt it before? It was guilt. Stopped. Her. In. Her. Tracks. She looked at her friend who was all cute […]

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“I thought my body was broken” … How I Got Through My Infertility Roller Coaster & Got Pregnant!

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(With Nikki Hauser, mama of 2) Nikki is a mama who’s lived through 5 miscarriages, 2 rounds of infertility treatments & the births of her 2 children (one via c-section, the other a VBAC-vaginal birth after cesarean).  To say this mama’s been through a lot is an understatement, yet her vulnerability and transparency in sharing her […]

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How & Why Can Chiropractic Help You in Pregnancy & Labor? -with Dr. Cathy Taig

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(with Dr. Cathy Taig, mom) Imagine a balloon suspended in the air. It’s held perfectly in the optimal position by 2 strings attached to the front & 2 attached to the back (all strings are attached to the wall). What would happen if the strings got all twisted, contorted & some even got tighter than […]

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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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