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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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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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Nine keys for a stress-free pregnancy and childbirth

November 1, 2012

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by Dr. Linda Miles —  Pregnancy and childbirth can be very stressful times. The following information can help make this a less stressful, more joyous milestone in your life. 1. Do not let anxiety and stress take a toll — A growing body of research shows that, in some women, anxiety and stress lead to […]

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