to help empower, offer choices for families in Hawai`i

Always nice to know of others who have had a home birth😉

http://www.popsugar.com/moms/Celebrities-Who-Have-Chosen-Home-Births-17988403

Starting March 24, 2016

I will be offering childbirth classes in Ma`ili at the Sea Country Recreation Center, Thursday’s from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Please see the flyer for additional information about the classes and share with anyone you think may benefit.

Mahalo!

 

CBFlyer for Internet w prices

Clover Update!

We’re almost 22 weeks now and little Clover is growing and movin’ around!😀

We ended up opting out of doing the gender scan (I was not wanting to do it anyway but SO was). 

So we won’t be seeing this little being or finding out what sex Clover is until he/she is born!

Definitely getting more excited, and got some cloth diapers and carriers washed and ready to go too lol!

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How many of you did the ultrasound scan to find the gender and it was wrong anyway?

Sometimes the things that we think are going to destroy us are actually just opening a door so that we can experience genuine happiness

Source: Is early testing for Down Syndrome a good idea?

 

Couldn’t agree more about wanting this world to be a more accepting place and the ongoing feeling of wanting to protect our children from this society and times.

Childbirth Connection was one of the first sites I visited after watching the documentary, “The Business of Being Born” nearly a decade ago.

Great information and references!:)

Natural Abundance - Health & Birthing

Hormones in Labor | www.naturalabundance.me

Childbirth Connection is a fantastic resource for finding the latest research in the labor and birth world. One of my favorite resources from their site is a booklet they have put together for expectant parents showing ways they can support the hormones that are leading their bodies through labor. The booklet is based on information from a report that came out this year entitled: Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing: Evidence and Implications for Women, Babies, and Maternity Care. This report was put together by Dr. Sarah J. Buckley, a well-respected leader in the area of hormones and their roles in childbearing.

Childbirth Connection’s booklet is called Pathway to a Healthy Birth: How to Help Your Hormones Do Their Wonderful Work. It takes Dr. Buckley’s report and makes it easily understandable for parents, providing action steps a pregnant mom can take to support her own labor, birth and breastfeeding experience.

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Source: BENEFITS OF POSTPARTUM BENGKUNG BELLY BINDING

Can’t wait to try this for the postpartum period after this baby!:-)

Source: The More Things Change…

A wonderful piece about the trends in childbirth and a little history too…an excerpt:

“According to Jordyn Martinez, 25, an editor and a daughter of a birth activist, “It isn’t that women are GIVEN choices now, but they’re TAKING their right back to birth in the way that they want.”  Women are not only planning unmedicated, natural births, but women plan for epidurals and cesareans and that is something that just did not happen until very recently.”

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