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Aromatherapy and Herbal Remedies: For Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding

March 7, 2016

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Aromatherapy and Herbal Remedies: For Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding by Demetria Clark — This comprehensive sourcebook explains how essential oils and herbal remedies can provide natural, alternative solutions to the myriad health care needs that arise during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Clark, an experienced aromatherapist and midwife, guides you through exploring the safe, gentle and […]

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Heart and Hands: A Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy and Birth — Fifth Edition

January 25, 2016

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Heart and Hands: A Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy and Birth — Fifth Edition  by Elizabeth Davis — This fully revised update of the foundational text on birth assisting offers professional guidance for both aspiring and veteran midwives. The book extends well beyond natural child-birthing experts to include anyone seeking thorough and compassionate guidance on what […]

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Enhance fertility and increase pregnancy odds with Reiki

October 4, 2015

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Enhance fertility and increase pregnancy odds with Reiki by Dawn Fleming —  Reiki, a Japanese energy modality, may seem difficult for the logical mind to understand, but that is because in the West, we tend to comprehend only what we can see. When we look at the human body, we see the biological aspects of […]

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The energetic language of conception

August 4, 2015

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The energetic language of conception by Dr. Christine Brass-Jones and Stasia Minkowsky —  Infertility has become a multi-million-dollar business, replete with invasive, uncomfortable tests and doctors who may lack sensitivity and compassion for their patients. Couples may find themselves locked into the Western ideology that infertility treatment is the only path to conception of a […]

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Heart and Hands: A Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy and Birth

May 23, 2015

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Heart and Hands: A Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy and Birth by Elizabeth Davis —  For more than 20 years, this has been a beloved guide for both midwives and parents. This new 4th Edition has been thoroughly revised with updated material that emphasizes the benefits of midwifery care, natural birth, the art of non-intervention and […]

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Homebirth is an appealing option

January 19, 2015

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Homebirth is an appealing option by Marinah V. Farrell —  Childbirth issues are complex, controversial and political. Chief among them is the fact that holistic healthcare begins at birth. In this country, however, modern medicalized birth is the foundation of our experience, both as parents and as new babies coming into the world. Pregnancy and […]

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Nurturing starts in the womb

December 8, 2014

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Nurturing starts in the womb by Sherry Anshara —  What an opportunity parents have the minute they know they are pregnant. Thank goodness for pregnancy tests. With this timely knowledge, parents can connect to their baby or babies from the very moment the test registers positive. Do you know that the baby experiences everything the […]

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How to have a natural birth in the hospital

June 12, 2014

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Birthing options

How to have a natural birth in the hospital by Dr. Christine Brass-Jones  —  Natural pregnancy and birthing are increasing trends within the pregnancy community. Women are looking for natural options during their pregnancy, labor and delivery, such as alternative pain management, birthing techniques, alternative birthing and non-hospital birthing locations. It is important for women […]

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The symbols of childbirth

April 30, 2014

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Childbirth symbols

The symbols of childbirth by Marinah V. Farrell —  As women, birth is one of our blood mysteries — a spiritual event that causes immense change for the mother as well as for all who partake in her process of pregnancy, birth and parenting. In our culture, however, birth often is seen as a physical […]

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Music can enhance fertility while reducing stress

September 22, 2013

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by Sean Grace —  Month after month of disappointment can turn into years of despair as women face the uncertainty that comes with prolonged infertility. What begins as a time of planning and the anticipation of starting a family can sometimes shift from an optimistic outlook to one of incredible stress. How women and couples […]

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Managing Minerals

July 10, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson — Minerals, from calcium and magnesium, to the trace elements such as zinc, are perhaps the single most important group of nutrients. They are required for every bodily function, from activating muscles and nerves, to digestion, energy production, and all healing and regeneration of the body. This article focuses on important […]

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Pre-pregnancy cleansing

June 16, 2013

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by Dr. Adrienne Stewart  —  Preventative medicine has lifelong benefits. The earlier you invest in your health, the greater the returns you can expect throughout life. Imagine the benefits of a healthy lifestyle as a young child or even before you were born. That is why preconception care can be very healing, not only for […]

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The unique benefits of prenatal yoga

May 8, 2013

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by Karen L. Glick —  As the practice of yoga in the United States continues to grow in popularity, we learn more about its many benefits. Most of us begin our interest in yoga as a supplementary approach to physical fitness. However, as we continue to practice, we experience the mind-body-spirit connection so often referenced […]

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