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First Time Mom’s Guide to Natural Childbirth, Natural Labor and Delivery

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. First Time Mom’s Guide to Natural Childbirth, Natural Labor and Delivery Laura, First Time Mom contributor and mother of two, is the kind […]

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Where should I create my baby registry?

Just so you know, there are affiliate links in this blog post; it won’t cost you anything extra, however, should you make a purchase from one of the links I’ll receive a small commission for your purchase. Thank you for supporting my family! The first time you enter a big box store with that registry […]

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The Top 10 Pregnancy Products You NEED to Make Your Pregnancy Easier

Just so you know, there are affiliate links in this blog post; it won’t cost you anything extra, however, should you make a purchase from one of the links I’ll receive a small commission for your purchase. Thank you for supporting my family! You’re pregnant. It’s exciting and you cannot wait to hold that sweet […]

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35 Tips from One Experienced Mom to A First Time Mom

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Green Living health Motherhood

Can you use cloth menstrual pads for bladder leakage?

Pregnancy, weight gain and weakened bladder control from previous births can all contribute to bladder leakage.  We’ve all been there.  Most of us, even after the birth of only one child, discover the hard way when we decide to jump on a trampoline for the first time or are asked to complete a jumping jack, […]

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My Baby’s Natural Labor & Delivery: A Birth Story

I love birth stories. I find them fascinating and beautiful. During my second pregnancy I compared everything to my first. After all, it’s only natural to reference what’s known. With my firstborn son, Triple A, I was due July 13th and surprisingly enough Little Girl’s due date was July 14th. I easily tracked my pregnancy and […]

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Childbirth Motherhood

What to expect when you get your first postpartum period

Recently, I had a conversation with a friend who is a first-time mom about her first period after baby. I’ve done this pregnancy and breastfeeding thing three times now and I have to admit that I kind of forgot how things have changed (especially since the first time was six years ago). If you’re like me […]

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You Don’t Have to Choose Between Your Partner and Your Doula

When I first became a Prenatal Yoga Instructor, I began hearing about and learning about what a Doula was. I learned that a Doula is a woman who guides a birthing mother through labor. How nice! I was intrigued as I had always been very interested in pregnancy and birth. Becoming a Doula seemed like […]

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pregnancy

A Push Present: What do you think?

I’m over at the Twin Cities Moms Blog talking about push presents. Did you get them? If you didn’t, would you have wanted to have a push present? I just thought it was something every couple did and apparently that’s not the case! It can definitely be a hot spot for some people and some […]

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What no one tells you about prodomal/false labor

Well I had a first the other day. I got to experience going to the L&D ward, sitting in triage for a good four hours, being moved to another waiting room to see if I would progress more and then being moved to an actual labor and delivery room with the intention of having my […]