All tagged preparing for baby

5 Things to Do When the Pregnancy Test Comes Back Positive

Preparing for the arrival of a newborn can be the most exhilarating, upside down, panic provoking ideation ever known to {wo}man.  How can you ever really prepare for this journey that will last most of your life?  I had the pleasure of sitting down with a few maternal/infant experts for our first annual From Your Belly to Breast Telesummit and they shared with me insight into how you can begin to prepare for a baby’s arrival.

21 Days of Inspiration

My pregnancy was one of the most exciting and difficult times in my life. My world was falling apart as a new one was coming together and at times I felt as if no one understood my plight. What I would give for words of daily encouragement during those times of despair and self doubt. A simple little book I could keep in my purse or on my nightstand to remind myself that I am a creator! My body is creating life. As so many women before and after me, I am fully capable of nurturing and nourishing this growing light inside me.

5 Ways to Relax So You Can Have A More Natural, Less Medicated Birth Experience

Women have given birth since the beginning of time, and yet there is so much fear regarding it. Society offers women the chance to choose the way they want to give birth, and therefore it all comes down to decisions. For many, they have chosen a medicated route as this is now seen as normal birth; hospital, IVs, epidurals and elected cesarean sections. But is this a safer alternative? A major contribution to the fear of childbirth is caused by its dramatization. Every time we see a women giving birth she’s crazed and deranged. She is cursing and screaming obscenities at her poor husband and unable to cope with the pain. I actually have to chuckle a little. Birth does not have to be anything like that. Pain yes. Torture no.