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  • Chelsea Clinton is Pregnant!

    About.com Pregnancy & Childbirth
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:27 am
    Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of Hillary and Bill Clinton, is expecting her first baby in the fall. She announced her pregnancy this week via her Facebook page. She married Marc Mezvinsky...Read Full Post
  • Tips for coping with allergies while pregnant

    Bellyitch
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:21 pm
    It's that season again! Spring brings all sorts of great things like warmer weather and nicer days but it also is the season for allergies. Not fun if you are pregnant. OnlyMyHealth recently shared a list of tips for pregnant women to help them cope with allergies during pregnancy:Experiment with a nasal saline spray. A nasal saline is just salt water that helps to fight against worsening of allergies during pregnancies. Besides, they are not harmful to the fetus. Spray the nasal saline spray into the nostrils and blow your nose after a minute.Use nasal irrigation with the help of a neti…
  • Ragwitek Approved for Adult Ragweed Allergy

    WebMD Health
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:15 pm
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  • Obamacare enrollees urged to change passwords over Heartbleed bug

    Yahoo Health News
    Chris Francescani
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:56 pm
    By Chris Francescani NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans with accounts on President Barack Obama's health insurance enrollment website, HealthCare.gov, were advised that their passwords had been reset to guard against the "Heartbleed" bu...
  • Tweet of the Week: Indigestion from High Drug Prices

    MedPage Today OB/Gyn
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    (MedPage Today) -- Welcome to another edition of the MedPage Today Tweet of the Week! Every Friday, the editorial team highlights its favorite 140-character contribution from the healthcare twittersphere.
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  • Chelsea Clinton is Pregnant!

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:27 am
    Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of Hillary and Bill Clinton, is expecting her first baby in the fall. She announced her pregnancy this week via her Facebook page. She married Marc Mezvinsky...Read Full Post
  • Missing Classes?

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:36 am
    If you are signed up for one of the dozen or more free online classes or newsletters, you may not know about this neat little trick. If you're missing a newsletter or class or simply want to work ahead, simply click the "Missing a lesson?" link at the bottom of any of the other course newsletters or classes and you can select which classes you need. They will be immediately emailed to you....Read Full Post
  • Easter is Around the Corner

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:08 am
    Easter is this weekend. This means that there are a lot of families that will begetting together for family functions. This is often a time when families decide to go ahead and throw a baby shower, because so many people are already gathered. If you're having a shower this weekend, here are some fun Easter inspired games:...Read Full Post
  • Practice Contractions

    14 Apr 2014 | 7:20 am
    No one really wants to think about contractions as being for "practice." I mean, we talk about contractions, like they are really horrible and painful, so why would you want to play around with them? The truth is contraction, as a word, and as a thing to experience, has gotten a bad reputation. While typically we think about the contractions of labor, all of our muscles contract and extend all day and night long. These contractions don't get as much press, so why are uterine contractions so much more fun to talk about?...Read Full Post
  • Ode to a Tennis Ball in Labor

    10 Apr 2014 | 1:59 am
    As a doula, I've had my fair share of tools that I can use in labor to help make a mom more comfortable.  The truth is, there is one labor support tool that has stood the test of time  - the tennis ball. I know, it's simple. It's iconic with it's yellow, fuzzy skin. It's amazingly helpful. It's easy to use and feels good to those in pain. So, do you want to know the secrets to using this inexpensive wonder tool? Here you go: 7 Ways to Use a Tennis Ball in Labor...Read Full Post
 
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    Bellyitch

  • Tips for coping with allergies while pregnant

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:21 pm
    It's that season again! Spring brings all sorts of great things like warmer weather and nicer days but it also is the season for allergies. Not fun if you are pregnant. OnlyMyHealth recently shared a list of tips for pregnant women to help them cope with allergies during pregnancy:Experiment with a nasal saline spray. A nasal saline is just salt water that helps to fight against worsening of allergies during pregnancies. Besides, they are not harmful to the fetus. Spray the nasal saline spray into the nostrils and blow your nose after a minute.Use nasal irrigation with the help of a neti…
  • What celeb moms up to on Instagram (PHOTOS)

    19 Apr 2014 | 2:01 pm
    We stalk your fave celeb mom who we have Bumpwatched in the past so you don't have to. So...what is some of our faves up to these days?Nicole Richie is group selfie pic'ing after a night out with the girls.Rasheeda is looking Boss and fit and trim while out and about.Fergie is enjoying a girls night out.Brandy Norwood is enjoying a Friday night outBusy Phillips is marveling at her new funky and kinda scary nail art.Beyonce is showing off her killer abs while prepping for a tour w/hubby Jay Z.CaCee Cobb and hubby Donald Faison are celebrating pal Zac Braf's birthdayGwen Stefani is sharing…
  • 26 Couture designer cupcakes images to inspire your fashionista party

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:40 am
    sourceIt's safe to say that the cupcake craze is over. It had a good run. But just because $5.00 cupcakes and trendy cupcake shops and cupcake-focused reality TV shows aren't the it thing anymore doesn't mean we still can't enjoy a good couture designer cupcake. With Spring in full bloom, tis the season for graduation parties, bridal and baby showers, birthday parties and Mother's day brunches. Here are 25 inspiration pics of couture fashion cupcakes of famous high-end designers to inspire an event for the fashionista in your…
  • 7 Make-Up Artists who Married Celebrities

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Yesterday, make up artist Naiyana Garth gave birth to her first child, a son, with actor Idris Elba, a former client of hers. The two aren't married yet, but Elba did tell one news outlet that the two are engaged. The British-native is not the first make up artist to land a celebrity.  Here are 6 others:2. Tameka Foster married Usher Raymond briefly starting in 2007 and bore him two sons before the two split in 2009.3. Jeanine Lobell, creator of Stila cosmetics, is married to ER actor  Anthony Edwards. The two met on the set of Pet…
  • Eco Friday: 10 plants your kids should avoid!

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    It's Spring gardening season again.Lush plants and vegetation make for wonderful curb appeal for the home, but whether at home, hiking, playing in the park and about, there are some plants that are not safe for adults, and definitely not kids. Here is a list of 10 plants your kids should avoid. Clip and save.Poison Ivy: This green plant found in the woods, at the park or almost anywhere should be avoided.  Not everyone has a bad reaction to poison ivy, but some people do.  Sometimes reaction to poison ivy is a cumulative thing too.  The first few times you touch it nothing…
 
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  • Obamacare enrollees urged to change passwords over Heartbleed bug

    Chris Francescani
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:56 pm
    By Chris Francescani NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans with accounts on President Barack Obama's health insurance enrollment website, HealthCare.gov, were advised that their passwords had been reset to guard against the "Heartbleed" bu...
  • Spring Cleaning Safety Tips

    -- Robert Preidt
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    SATURDAY, April 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While doing their spring cleaning, families will use a wide range of products that can cause accidental poisonings, an expert says. But taking appropriate precautions will reduce the risk of danger, sai...
  • If Kids Think Someone's Watching, They're More Likely to Wash Their Hands

    -- Robert Preidt
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    SATURDAY, April 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent infectious diseases, and placing cameras over sinks might boost youngsters' hand hygiene, new research suggests. The study included students at four publi...
  • Gunmen kidnap two Pakistani U.N. staff members from Karachi

    Syed Raza Hassan
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:08 am
    By Syed Raza Hassan ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Gunmen have kidnapped two men working for the U.N. Children's Fund from Pakistan's southern city of Karachi, police said Saturday. A spokeswoman for the U.N. Children's Fund, also known as UN...
  • Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

    JULIE PACE
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:18 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability ...
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    MedPage Today OB/Gyn

  • Tweet of the Week: Indigestion from High Drug Prices

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    (MedPage Today) -- Welcome to another edition of the MedPage Today Tweet of the Week! Every Friday, the editorial team highlights its favorite 140-character contribution from the healthcare twittersphere.
  • FDA Warns of Cancer Risk With Laparoscopic Device

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:29 pm
    WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- Hysterectomy and procedures to remove uterine fibroids should avoid use of laparoscopic power morcellation, according to a safety advisory from the Food and Drug Administration.
  • Morning Break: Sanjay on Ebola, Treat Don't Tweet

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    (MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff.
  • Newborns OK in Mom's Arms Before Clamping the Cord

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:30 pm
    (MedPage Today) -- Placental transfusion occurred at near-identical rates among newborns held in their mothers' arms above the placental level versus at the placental level, which is good news for mother-infant bonding, a study found.
  • Higher BMI Linked to Fetal Death, Stillbirth (CME/CE)

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:55 pm
    (MedPage Today) -- Women who are overweight or obese before becoming pregnant had an increased risk for poor birth outcomes, including fetal death, stillbirth, and infant death compared with normal-weight women, according to results of a meta-analysis.
 
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  • :: a simple summer party ::

    25 Mar 2014 | 9:15 pm
    all clothing from joe.ca (bring on the nautical stripes for everyone!)This snowy spring has me dreaming of warmer days, and the half-birthday party we have planned for our kids. The poor little guys both have birthdays in December and their parties get lost in the shuffle of Christmas (poor Scarlett, our Boxing Day baby!) or cancelled for sickness during the cold & flu season. We had the idea this year to have a party in June to celebrate their "half-birthdays" and I'm dreaming of a simple party in the backyard. A sprinkler, happy kids, a BBQ, some popsicles, and some summer vacation…
  • :: vintage treasures in australia ::

    9 Mar 2014 | 8:36 pm
    My beautiful Aussie friend Marli moved home to Australia in January (but not before we did this amazing winter friends photo shoot with the talented Genevieve Renee) Our boys were best mates, and Hunter still doesn't understand why we can't get together for playdates (maps don't seem to help 4 year olds grasp the concept of distance!). I've been thinking of her often as she settles into her new home, wondering what kind of vintage treasures she must be finding as she sets up her kitchen and bedrooms. She is a master at finding the most beautiful trinkets and an expert user of buy/sell…
  • :: app review - waterlogue ::

    9 Feb 2014 | 12:57 pm
    I was scrolling through Instagram a few weeks back and noticed that Mom101 was testing out a new app. She had taken a picture of her daughter and turned it into a watercolour, and it was so beautiful I skipped to the app store and bought it immediately. Luckily, we had a gorgeous sunset that night, and I was able to create my first waterlogue watercolour from a photo of our backyard. I have not stopped playing with it since :)The next day, I snapped a bunch of photos of a sunny walk in fish creek park,one of our favourite picnic spots,and my little Hunter pulling along his sled on the empty…
  • :: carina organics - sweet pea baby shampoo :: {great canadian companies}

    19 Nov 2013 | 2:10 pm
    is there anything more delicious than a fresh from the bath baby?We planted sweet peas in our garden last year, and absolutely loved watching them creep up our trellis and then open up in a rainbow of colours. I would cut them and bring them inside to scent our house with their gorgeous fragrance. Though they would only last a day or two at most, they brought us so much joy with their delicate form and beautiful smell.When we were vacationing in BC over the summer I noticed them growing wild beside the road. Actually, there were so many amazing flowers growing beside the roads I was often…
  • :: christmas photo cards from minted ::

    18 Nov 2013 | 10:59 am
    With our move coming up in December, I've been trying to get all my Christmas planning and shopping done early. I'm determined to send out Christmas cards this year, especially because I never did get around to sending out announcement cards for Scarlett's birth. At least our family members far away can "meet" her through our card!I love how you can see your picture on multiple cards on Minted's website. I think I must have a thing for swirly fonts, because all of my favourites feature that type of typography.Which one is your favourite?(photo by Tickled Pink Photography)
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  • Your All In One Guide To Pregancy

    Nemrod Kedem
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    One of the most wonderful miracles in life is pregnancy. Each year, a lot of people are caught by surprise that they are expecting a baby. The tips here should make your pregnancy easier. When pregnant, don’t fear turning down social invitations if you don’t feel you can handle it. Your loved ones should understand [...]
  • How You Can Have Healthy Prengancy

    Nemrod Kedem
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    There truly is nothing like having a baby. If this is your first child, having some information on your side will never hurt. You might wonder how you can improve your pregnancy experience. All pregnant women can benefit from great advice. You should always get clearance from your doctor before you make plans to travel, [...]
  • What Should You Pack For Your Hospital Trip When Expecting

    Nemrod Kedem
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:44 am
    The more you learn, the safer your pregnancy will be. These tips will help ease your mind when an issue arises during your pregnancy. To help you be able sleep through the night plan your water consumption out carefully. Drink during the morning and afternoon, but slow down at dinnertime. Doing this reduces the chances [...]
  • What To Know About Dealing With Pregnancy

    Nemrod Kedem
    12 Apr 2014 | 7:17 pm
    Getting pregnant is a miracle. Even though the process is full of emotional hardships. most parents will tell you that having a child is worth it. The article below has information that can help you through an easy pregnancy, so that you can enjoy it while it happens. Eat better for the best health of [...]
  • The Best Tips And Advice For Pregnant Women

    Nemrod Kedem
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:49 am
    The process of preparing to get pregnant is a time to remember. Your body is going to start going through changes to prepare itself for the miracle to come. Using the following tips on proper care while pregnant will ensure that your pregnancy goes as well as possible. When you are pregnant, your bladder capacity [...]
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    Baby Making Machine

  • I’m really excited and kinda freaking out (vlog)

    Baby Making Mama
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:48 am
    I’ve been thinking it could possibly be fun to do a “sit down and chat with you” kind of video for a bit. Not fluffs, just me, you… And my crazy kids. Well, the kids weren’t a part of the plan initially but they totally hijacked this little video I was making sharing something exciting and a little nerve wracking. I’ve been wanting to blog about this for weeks but I just haven’t had the time to sit down and write it all out, so I thought talking about it could be easier. Lately I’ve been all about YouTube. I love watching funny videos, hair…
  • Words from the heart: Motherly words of wisdom and love.

    Baby Making Mama
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Shoutout to everyone on my Facebook page who gave feedback saying they prefer to scroll through a series of images instead of click through a slideshow. Scrolling it is! Though I couldn’t resist myself, I put a mini slideshow in my sidebar because I couldn’t choose just one of these to feature over there. If you’ve been hear a while you know that 1. I love taking photos of my kids and 2. I love taking those photos (and videos) and turning them into something unique. A few years ago I started a 365 photo project with my daughter, taking a photo of her a day, and writing words…
  • I just want to say thank you

    Baby Making Mama
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:59 am
    I was fiddling through my FaceBook page the other day when I realized how long I’ve been at this thing. It’s really incredible when I think about it. I started this blog nearly six years ago. Blogging has changed SO much since I started. I had no idea there was a plethora of mom blogs when I began. I thought it was just a way for friends and random stumble-uponers to find my space. Back then I was writing about my dreams to become a mother some day. Now I have two freaking kids. How in the world did that happen? I’ve seen so many friends enter and leave the blogging realm in their own…
  • My baby’s last first holiday

    Baby Making Mama
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:29 am
    I’ve been racking my brain these past few weeks trying to remember what I did with my son last Easter, and WHY IN THE WORLD I had no pictures of him. Even though I’ve taken pictures of him every day of his life, a 365 photo project, numerous videos and more; his life documentation pales in comparison to his sister’s. I didn’t want that to be the case, but it’s true. Granted, she still has a couple of years on him, and the peek of her photos were taken in her second year of life, so we can still make a comeback. Anyway, after giving myself a guilt trip about not taking Easter…
  • Happy National Siblings Day!

    Baby Making Mama
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:59 am
    I must admit, when I woke up this morning I didn’t know it was National Siblings Day. Dude, there’s a holiday for everything these days. I could go on an on about my kids being the most adorable siblings I know… Ok, ok I can’t resist, here’s one photo: But hey, it’s National Siblings Day, and what better opportunity to I have to brag about my own siblings? I’m the oldest of five children. And while I maintain the belief that the first child tends to get the best of the gene pool and the rest split what’s left over, I must say, despite that, my…
 
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  • Benefits of Halasana in Women

    admin
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Women too benefit from Halasana by way of getting good fertility and it also helps in bringing down the symptoms of menopause. The complete stimulation and movement of the organs completely detoxifies the organs. This is a good exercise if you wish to lose weight and if you are wanting to keep a good sexual life running. It helps to detoxifies the organs and is a form of supportive exercise for all those who are health conscious. To know more on this, watch the video posted below.
  • The Breath of Fire

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    When air is pulled in and then pumped out in a rhythmic pattern then there is a hollow feeling that gives you the pleasures of good abdominal muscle contraction. The rib and the chest region also relax throughout the breath and the rhythm is managed with little effort. Arching the spine helps to press the palm towards the inside thus filling the lungs from the back side to the front completely. Contraction begins again and with each breath, one expands at a faster rate. To know more on this, watch the video posted below.
  • Yoga to beat stress during pregnancy

    admin
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Pregnancy is a state when your body needs to be completely relaxed and your mind too needs to be completely stress free and at peace. However stress today has become the part of everybody’s life and cannot be avoided.  In order to survive in these days and to give the best to our family, at least a comfortable lifestyle, both the parents have to work.  The mother also tries to do full-time job or some part-time work and contribute to the household.  It is not so easy to manage work and family together.  Thus, stress has now become part of our lives.  But, we cannot neglect this. …
  • Better Agility with Surya Namaskar

    admin
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Now you can get better agility with exercises like Surya Namaskar and you can have better menstrual cycles with small exercises, which maintain a regular pattern. Tone your body and strengthen your spine with the help of simple yoga routine, which ensure that you have a perfectly well oiled mechanism. Your waist would be more flexible and your spine stronger through the regular implementation of Surya Namaskar. All the asanas performed in the Surya Namaskar help to tone your body and make it as flexible as possible. To know more on this, watch the video posted below.
  • Importance of Ustrasana

    admin
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:39 am
    It is important that when you come up and place your hands behind, then you should be controlled and slow. The posture is usually completed by bringing your forehead to the floor and by having your arms by your sides in the child’s pose. Breathe evenly and stretch your chest, neck, abdomen as well as thighs, ankles, groins and hip flexors. This is a yoga position that stimulates all your organs and massages them to your benefit.  To know more on this, watch the video posted below.
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  • What Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Know About Blood Clots

    Dr. Linda Burke-Galloway
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Image from WebMD Blood clots are sneaky, deadly and unfortunately occur more frequently in pregnant women – especially after they have had a baby. In a non-pregnant woman, blood clots are good because they keep us from bleeding to death after we cut our finger or scrape our knees. However during pregnancy, the body produces many blood clots (a condition known as hypercoaguability) which increase the risk of having a stroke, blood clots in the leg (deep venous thrombosis, aka DVT) which could travel to the lungs and cause death. Pregnant women are five times more likely to develop a blood…
  • What Pregnant Women Need to Know About 5,797 Work-Related Complaints

    Dr. Linda Burke-Galloway
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:52 pm
    The Washington Post recently published a story about mammoth retailer Wal-Mart’s new policy that allows pregnant women more options so that they can continue to work even late into their pregnancy. While this change of policy is a moral and economic victory for pregnant Wal-aaaamart employees, it did not come without a fight. In 2011, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received 5,797 pregnancy-related complaints from women who represented all walks of life from a cashier to corporate executives who felt that they were discriminated against by their employers solely on the grounds…
  • Pregnant Mother Who Drove into the Ocean Will Remain in Hospital

    Dr. Linda Burke-Galloway
    26 Mar 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Thank God for common sense. For once, the state of Florida has done something right and kept Ebony Wilkerson, (the 32 year old pregnant mom who drove her kids into the ocean) into a hospital where she rightfully belongs. Wilkerson is 7 months pregnant and certainly doesn’t need to be in a jail where the chances of her having a healthy baby are greatly diminished. Had it not been for good Samaritans who ran into the Atlantic Ocean and rescued Wilkerson, three innocent children and an unborn baby would have met an untimely demise. What is it about our country that prevents us from recognizing…
  • Is Underwater Childbirth Safe? Some Doctors Say No.

    Dr. Linda Burke-Galloway
    24 Mar 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Compliments of Health Day News Most women look forward to having a baby but no one wants to feel pain. In recent years, having a baby in a pool of water has become a popular trend because it allegedly reduces the need for pain meds and anesthesia however not so fast, says both obstetricians and pediatricians. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have issued a formal opinion (Committee Opinion #594 April 2014) that does not support “immersion” (aka underwater) births because of its associated complications while a…
  • “Help! Our (Pregnant) Mommy is Trying to Kill Us!”

    Dr. Linda Burke-Galloway
    6 Mar 2014 | 9:23 am
    The three children (ages 3, 9 and 10) and the unborn baby of Ebony Wilkerson are lucky to be alive, despite the fact that she drove her van into the frigid Atlantic Ocean. Two hours prior to this horrific event, the Daytona Police interviewed her, deemed that she was sane and left. The day before, a local hospital kept her overnight for mental health observation for 24 hours and then sent her home. If I were the sister of Ebony Wilkerson, I’d speed-dial liability attorneys and then immediately request Wilkerson’s medical records because obviously someone dropped the proverbial ball.
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    Inspired Birth Professionals

  • Life After Training – Part 3: Learn about Business Ownership

    Darlene MacAuley
    24 Mar 2014 | 9:30 am
    In Part 2, I shared some resources to help you determine the state and federal requirements necessary to start your birth business in your area. In Part 3, I will take a look at business classes for small business owners. Enroll in Small Business Classes Live Classes. If you are starting a business for the very first time, you may find it valuable to take some live courses for small business owners. You may be able to find a comprehensive class series that covers everything from business planning to marketing to basic bookkeeping. Or, you can take classes ala carte, based on what you want to…
  • Life After Training – Part 2: Research Requirements to Start Business

    Darlene MacAuley
    24 Mar 2014 | 8:40 am
    In Part 1, I discussed ways to build your business support team as a means to move you forward in creating your birth business. Today, I will provide a few resources to help you determine what you need to know about in order to start your business in your particular state. Research the Federal and State Requirements to Start a Business State Requirements. Each state has its own requirements and laws for starting a business. Some may require you obtain a business license, while others may only require you register your business name. If you are planning to sell any products along with your…
  • Life After Training – Part 1: Build Your Support System

    Darlene MacAuley
    24 Mar 2014 | 8:29 am
    After coming down from the high of attending a your training workshop to be a doula or childbirth educator, or finishing your schooling and getting your degree, license or certification, are you asking yourself what to do next? If you have not owned a business before, navigating these uncharted waters can be overwhelming. In this three-part series, I’ll discuss some of the basics to help get you started. Some of these topics, especially in the early phases of your business, are not fun or glamorous. However, this process is very similar to building a home – the cement slab is not…
  • Resource: Childbirth Education Class Materials by Plumtree Baby

    Darlene MacAuley
    9 Oct 2011 | 12:14 pm
    There are independent childbirth educators who choose to develop their own childbirth classes, as well as doulas who wish to offer their clients childbirth education as part of their services. A common challenge for these birth professionals is the desire to develop a comprehensive curriculum that meets the needs of a broad audience, is current, professional-looking and aesthetically pleasing. Julie Olson and Michelle Kettleborough, doulas and childbirth educators from Denver, Colorado, are the creators of Plumtree Baby. Together, Julie and Michelle have developed a set of teaching resources…
  • Review of Micky Jones’ “Keep the Fires Burning: Conquering stress and burnout as a Mother-Baby Professional”

    Darlene MacAuley
    12 Sep 2011 | 10:06 am
    Finally, a Book about Self-Care for Birth and Mother-Baby Professionals Anyone who has worked with me knows the importance I place on self-care. The reason for the emphasis is that I know first-hand what stress can do – I’ve got the malfunctioning adrenal glands to prove it. Although stress happens to just about everyone, the way we nurture ourselves on multiple levels – physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and socially – plays a large part in our overall wellbeing and how well we are able to manage stress. When IBCLC, birth doula and childbirth educator Micky Jones offered…
 
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  • 5 Fabulous Cloth Diaper Tips (No, You Haven’t Heard Them All!)

    Jennifer
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    1. The sun is your friend. Most of the time, even with the ickiest baby poop, my diapers would come out of the wash looking brand new (having a sprayer helps, I think). But, if your diapers come out of the washer looking less than perfect, just hang them up outside and let the sun do its thing. Seriously, the sun will bleach the stains right out of your diapers! 2. You might have the wrong type of washing machine. It’s true, you can wash cloth diapers in a high efficiency front loader, but you’re more apt to have issues with detergent build-up, ammonia stink, and other fun things. A good,…
  • Birth Story: Chorioamnionitis and Eight Days in the Hospital

    Mollee Sullivan
    18 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am
    In the weeks before my now-10-month-old daughter, Julie, was born, I tried to learn as much as I could about labor and delivery without forming any expectations for my own experience. I hoped for the best, but mentally prepared myself for all sorts of worsts, just in case. Then, in the final moments of my nearly 24-hour labor, I ended up having a thing I didn’t even remember reading about: chorioamnionitis, or “chorio” (like Oreo with a hard C sound at the beginning), for short. It wasn’t as bad as many of the other “worsts” I’d prepared myself for,…
  • 5 Reasons to Choose a Natural Birth

    Sarah O
    13 Mar 2014 | 1:30 pm
    I am a huge advocate of natural birth. And, having recently given birth myself, I remember how daunting it can be as a parent-to-be wading through all of the information on pregnancy, birth, and parenthood, trying to make the best decisions for our family. So, in the following list I’ve tried to quickly explain what became my top reasons for choosing natural birth– Hormones: the hormones released during labor play critical roles in the birth process itself. Because this is a quick guide I won’t get into specifics about each of these (i.e. oxytocin, endorphins, adrenaline and…
  • Taboo Topics: Drinking During Pregnancy

    Jennifer
    11 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am
    When you find out that you’re pregnant, you’ll soon encounter a laundry list of things you can’t do for the next 9 months. For many new mommies to be, one of the hardest activities to give up is enjoying alcohol. Traditionally, drinking in any amount has been deemed a no-no. But some are starting to question this hard and fast rule. One thing is for certain: heavy drinking during pregnancy is absolutely off-limits (defined as 5 or more drinks at one time). It can cause all kinds of serious issues, from birth defects to growth issues (under the umbrella of a “fetal alcohol spectrum…
  • Show Us Your Nursery!

    Morgan Porter
    5 Mar 2014 | 7:51 am
    We are looking for creative nurseries to share with the world. If you’ve spent a ton of time on your baby’s new room (and we know you have!), please share it with us! We’ll feature them here on the blog for the world to see. Send photos (and any details you’d like to share) to me via email – morgan [at] whatsinmybelly (dot) {com} To get things started, I’ll share our daughter’s room. Ella is now a year old but she’s still in the crib. (She decided to climb out of the crib for the first time this weekend, so we’ll be making some changes…
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  • How To Manage Acne During Pregnancy

    Karen
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:47 am
    Top   |   Skirt  |  Shoes *This post is based on research and personal experience.  Always check with your doctor before making any changes to your routine* Why is this happening to me?! The primary cause of acne is an imbalance in circulating levels of sex hormones.  Acne is actually common during pregnancy. In fact, more than one out of every two pregnant women can expect to develop acne (you are not alone!).  During the first trimester the hormone levels increases and so does the production of natural oils (sebum).  If you have a history of acne or experienced acne flares at the…
  • Cat Lady

    Karen
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:38 pm
      1   |   2   |   3   |   4   |   5   |   6   |   7 This t-shirt just brings a smile to my face.  I hope you all have a fun and save weekend! XOXO K&J The post Cat Lady appeared first on mychicbump.
  • Make Any Bag A Diaper Bag

    Karen
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:03 am
    Handbag Organizer How many times have you wished your purse was spill proof, or had 3 extra pockets so you could just use it as a diaper bag? Or looked at your diaper bag and wished it could somehow be as cute as your bags that actually go with your outfit and don’t scream, “any second I’m going to have to go change a diaper.” We’ve found and reviewed some great diaper bags in the past that are both functional and fashionable but I’ve never seen something as flexible and portable as this. We recently ran into a really creative new product that combines the…
  • Go-To Day Look

    Karen
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:32 am
    Coat   |    Top   |    Jeans    |    Glasses    |    Bag    |    Heels, great alternative here We love this entire outfit because every piece is unique. See what makes this look both easy and classy below. Trench Coat – Trench coats are perfect for Spring! As the temperature creeps higher, jackets get thinner, but you don’t want to be left out in the rain during the inevitable “April showers.” We love the striped inside of the sleeves and beautiful satin blue back. Both are high end touches that give you that little extra with your outfit. Notice the…
  • Rain, Rain, Go Away

    Karen
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:52 am
     Dress    |    Boots    |    Necklace Since we’re still seeing all four seasons in one day we thought it would be helpful to see ways a “Spring” outfit that doesn’t sacrifice warmth, especially during those days that may still seem more Winter than Spring. Wearing a cute dress definitely makes it feel like Spring/Summer, but by staying with a thicker fabric and strong pattern like this houndstooth style, you’ll have a classy, comfortable outfit that fits the weather without weighing you down. Pair it with some ankle boots (if it’s extra chilly) and…
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  • Birth Control Methods

    Dr. Pamela Snook
    24 Mar 2014 | 1:49 am
    With all the new advancements in birth control, how do you know which method is right for you? There is no right choice – rather each method has its pros and cons. Here we have addressed these concerns to help you make the best decision for you. Birth Control Pills The most widely used form of birth control, the pill, is a safe, convenient and low cost way to practice safe sex. You simply take a pill once a day to prevent pregnancy. It is important to take the pill every day and, if you tend to forget, set a reminder on your phone or you may want to look into another form of contraception.
  • Planning Your First Visit to the Gynecologist

    Dr. Pamela Snook
    17 Mar 2014 | 12:31 am
    Going to the gynecologist for the first time can be scary – especially if you don’t know what to expect. The general consensus among doctors is that a first visit should be scheduled either when a young woman becomes sexually active or when she turns 21, whichever comes first. While some women would rather skip a trip to the gynecologist, it is an important part of health care for all women. Here are answers to some of your most pressing questions.  We hope they help to diminish your fears and educate you about everything that will take place at your first gynecological exam. What exams…
  • Contemporary Women’s Care of Orlando offers Infant CPR and Free Newborn Care Classes

    Dr. Pamela Snook
    10 Mar 2014 | 2:00 am
    Join us for our next class – Saturday, April 26th 10am Contemporary Women’s Care of Orlando hosts monthly combined Newborn Care and infant CPR Classes on Saturdays. The infant CPR course is taught by a member of the CWC community who is both an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Registered Nurse (RN) from 10 a.m. – noon. This two-hour class is $35 per person or $50 per couple. To make the learning experience as comprehensive and useful as possible, it is followed immediately by a complimentary Newborn Care Class from noon – 2 p.m. led by a Board Certified Pediatrician…
  • Notable Women in Medicine

    Dr. Pamela Snook
    10 Mar 2014 | 12:16 am
    From the dawn of humanity, women have been healers. It has only been in relatively recent times, however, that women have held official positions as physicians. In honor of Women’s History month, here is a brief look at how women have contributed to medicine over the years. Antiquity Period The earliest reference to a woman in medical science (and, in fact, science at all) is Merit Ptah. Mentioned in an Egyptian inscription from 2700 BC, her title was “chief physician.” The works of ancient Greek historian Homer also mentions a woman named Agamede, who he recorded as being a…
  • Balancing Work and Motherhood

    Dr. Pamela Snook
    25 Feb 2014 | 6:15 am
    When the time comes to go back to work after your maternity leave ends, it can difficult parting with your newborn. As a new mother, this may be an unwelcome transition, but below you’ll find a few useful suggestions to help you balance your job and motherhood. Find a childcare provider Look for a childcare provider in advance. In order to find the best person to care for your child, you will need to conduct research and interviews. It’s best to start looking for one while you’re pregnant, or as soon as you give birth, so you aren’t scrambling to find someone at the last minute. Once…
 
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  • Having a Child through Egg Donation – The Steps Involved

    Deborah Smith
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Using donor eggs can be a hard decision to make. Many infertile couples chose egg donation as their last resort, other women come in requesting to use an egg donor due to their age, poor egg quality or known history of a genetic disorder. Usually by the time most couples have considered egg donation they have done multiple different unsuccessful treatments or have been told that the female partner has poor egg quality and the likelihood of having a successful healthy pregnancy is low. When couples are told they may never have a genetic child most go thru a grieving process similar to one a…
  • What is Ovarian Superovulation with Human menopausal gonadotropins?

    Deborah Smith
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Generally, one egg is released in a normal female menstrual cycle once each month, when a woman is having regular periods. Human menopausal gonadotropins (HMG) are used in “superovulation”  (also called ovarian stimulation) to increase the number of eggs to be released/ made during a given cycle.  By creating more eggs each month, the chance for pregnancy increases, Superovulation is used to help infertile women conceive with intercourse or inseminations therapy Medicines Used 1. Bravelle, Follistim, or Gonal F – These drugs are given by subcutaneous injections with short needles and…
  • Celebrity Infertility Secrets – Info from a Top Fertility Clinic

    Deborah Smith
    27 Mar 2014 | 8:48 pm
    Why do we care so much about celebrities and their infertility secrets? It’s probably not so much about their infertility secrets as it is about what they are doing in general. We are interested in what they do, because we use a commonality of comparison of famous people and ourselves. So if the so called “stars” are doing it, then it must be okay for us “regular” people to do it. They set examples, trends, lifestyles, and beliefs for many regular people. Celebrities have popularized having babies at a later age in their 40’s and 50’s.  Jane Seymour had twins at 45 and…
  • 7 Things you probably don’t know about Egg Donors

    Deborah Smith
    24 Mar 2014 | 8:26 pm
    There are a few basic things that we do know about egg donors. They are women usually between the ages of 21 to 30. They donate eggs in order to help people to become parents. There are other things about egg donors that most people don’t know. Number 1: They are Usually Educated There are many misconceptions about women donating eggs, and one of them is that many women don’t know any better or don’t have any other means of support. This is not true at all. All of the women are required to have a high school degree, and most women who donate are college graduates or going to…
  • Myths and Truths of Egg Donation with a Denver Fertility Center

    Deborah Smith
    16 Mar 2014 | 1:09 am
    There are many myths concerning egg donation. Many are told in order to scare parents from using this method of parenting. Many times, myths stem from “truths” but exaggerated and twisted into something completely different. Here is a list of myths and truths concerning egg donation. Myth #1: Mother and Child will not Bond This most certainly is not true. A good example of this is taking a look at the people in your life: your spouse, your best friends, and your animals. We are not genetically related to them, but somehow, we forge a bond with them. This makes sense that loving and…
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  • Where to find Inexpensive Maternity Clothes for Spring

    Becca Daniels
    6 Apr 2014 | 6:54 am
    After months of record breaking arctic temperatures, its finally starting to warm up outside! If you are anything like me, you can’t wait to put your coats into storage and whip out the t’s and flip flops! It’s time to update your wardrobe. I recently wrote a guest blog post sharing my best advice on finding inexpensive maternity clothing for spring. Check out How to Find Inexpensive Spring Maternity Clothing.    The post Where to find Inexpensive Maternity Clothes for Spring appeared first on Inexpensive Maternity Clothes.
  • Where to Find Inexpensive Nursing Clothes

    Becca Daniels
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:41 am
    Nursing clothes are super convenient for breastfeeding moms and as a specialty clothing category, tend to be expensive. However, there are always cheap solutions. For example, Zulily frequently features nursing bras, nursing tanks and nursing tops in their collections. (For those of you that are not familiar with Zulily, all you need to know is that they sell luxury clothes and gear for the home at up to 90% off retail! Check out my post here: Why Zulily is the Best Place to Find Stylish and Inexpensive Maternity Clothes.) I recently wrote a guest post sharing some of my best advice on where…
  • Win Free Goodies for Your Baby- Freebies for Baby Giveaway Roundup Week of 3/31

    Becca Daniels
    31 Mar 2014 | 3:38 pm
     There are so many freebies out on the web for mom and baby! I LOVE getting things for free especially if they are items I needed to purchase anyway. Here is my active giveaways for baby out on the web:$600+ Gift Pack of Goodies for Baby from Abe’s Market. All of the Abe’s Market products are natural and organic. Gift pack includes: organic baby socks from Maggie’s Organicsezcema-fighting Monkey Balm from Balmersall-natural petroleum jelly alternative from WaxeleneMom and Me balm gift set from TooshOatmilk Calendula Baby Kit from Babo Botanicalsowl muslin swaddle set from…
  • Maternity Clothes Giveaways Week of 3/24

    Becca Daniels
    26 Mar 2014 | 8:14 pm
    Spring is coming! We are finally seeing the light at the end of this polar vortex tunnel and so it’s time to start thinking about Spring maternity clothing. Here are some awesome maternity giveaways from around the web:emikay-maternity-top GiveawayEmikay Maternity Top Giveaway http://ow.ly/uUXrVnewCreation Apparel GiveawayNew Creation Skirt Giveaway http://ow.ly/uUXGxGorgeous classic wrap dress by Trimester.Trimester- Adore Wrap Maternity Dress Giveaway http://ow.ly/uUYg1The post Maternity Clothes Giveaways Week of 3/24 appeared first on Inexpensive Maternity Clothes.
  • Bassinet Filled With Newborn Essentials Giveaway

    Becca Daniels
    24 Mar 2014 | 2:27 pm
    This is the COOLEST new baby giveaway that I have ever seen! I want one! This Baby Box Co box is a cardboard box is filled with all the goodies you need to welcome your little one home. Everything from diapers to nipple cream and swaddles. Did I mention that this box of goodies also doubles as a bassinet? Its fitted with a mattress that provides a safe and portable sleeping environment for you newborn. Seriously genius! I am putting this baby box on my list of must haves for my next baby. Click HERE for more details on this giveaway and to enter for a chance to win.Bassinet Filled with…
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  • Breastfeeding – all you should know

    Smriti
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:35 am
    Breastfeed is the best gift from you to the baby. Yes, it is good for you too! Here are things you must know about breastfeeding. Preparing yourself Get familiar with breastfeeding as much as you can. Talk to nursing moms, your doctor and read books. Your breasts are anyway preparing them for the new role. You can see them enlarging because the milk ducts and milk-producing cells are developing, and more blood goes to your breasts than before. Do some shopping for breastfeeding – nursing bras, nursing pillows, breast pads and pump. Getting Started It’s a good idea to start…
  • How TV impacts kids – Infographic

    Smriti
    13 Apr 2014 | 7:34 am
    This infograph shows the impact of television on kids. TV if used in moderated amount can be really beneficial. The post How TV impacts kids – Infographic appeared first on Welcome Little.
  • 10 days Parenting Tips

    Smriti
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:17 am
    Follow these parenting tips for consecutive 10 days (in any order) Share what worked best for you and what your kid(s) liked the most       You can start this any day of the month. These are activities would ensure - kids are entertained - they get something new each day - parenting excitement is not killed - you also enjoy - learning and fun - your bond strengthens The post 10 days Parenting Tips appeared first on Welcome Little.
  • Infographic – Record Breaking Pregnancies

    Abhishek Chhibber
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:11 am
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  • Uncommon Birth Defects

    Smriti
    1 Apr 2014 | 2:39 am
    Every parent wishes to have a healthy and fully developed baby; but sometimes the nature wishes something different. There are certain problems in babies which have an occurrence of few in thousands. There could be different reasons associated with them. Here is a list of such uncommon birth defects: 1.  Down’s syndrome Down’s syndrome is a genetic chromosome problem. Someone with Down’s syndrome has an extra copy of chromosome 21 in the cells of their body. This causes the typical features of the condition. All people with Down’s syndrome have some degree of learning…
 
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