free childbirth prep

I love sharing great resources with my community and nowadays, more than ever,  it feels like we are being showered by so much generosity from small businesses.  Some of this generosity has come in the form of free, online childbirth prep classes.  The resources I am sharing below are some of the better ones I…

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Preparing for Birth: Alternative Healing Therapies and Whole-Body Care There are many ways that a pregnant person can prepare their body, mentally, emotionally and physically for birth and labor- to help ease the process through optimal positioning for the baby and through mental relaxation.  A few of my favorite alternative therapies to prepare the body…

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VBAC preparation | planning for a VBAC

Planning Ahead for a VBAC Recently I shared the inspiring story of a mother who reached out to me two years before her second pregnancy, asking for tips on how she could prepare for a VBAC.  She had just recently given birth to her first child via a cesarean after an induction that did not…

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List of supportive pregnancy and birth providers in the NOVA DC Area

Choosing a pregnancy provider who will positively support you throughout your pregnancy and birth experience is without a doubt one of the single, most important decisions you will make on your journey to parenthood. Pregnancy providers- whether they are midwives, family doctors or OBs, have different understandings and approaches to pregnancy and birth.  Being aware…

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moroccan closing the bones ceremony on a woman by traditional midwives

Try 5 Minutes of a Daily Postpartum Massage! One of the perks of my work is all the learning and I receive from the families I work with. It never gets old. I especially love it when that sharing of traditions & cultures just cements for me how intertwined and related postpartum world traditions really…

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