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Konichiwa Patients: Best. OB. Ever -Unnecesarean

So, I’m copy and pasting the heck out of this because literally- this is the funniest thing in the whole world. Hands Down. *some adult language that makes it even funnier, but if that’s not your cup of tea I … Continue reading

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Amen, Sister!

This is what we should have decorating our hospitals hallways. Love. “Remember this, for it is as true and true gets: Your body is not a lemon. You are not a machine. The Creator is not a careless mechanic. Human … Continue reading

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Essential Oils

I’ve been using Essential Oils to help support my clients for awhile now. It’s amazing to me the difference it’s made! Here’s the guide (taken from Modern Essentials) I generally use… I always order my oils (from doTerra) by the 25th of each … Continue reading

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Delayed Cord Clamping

Great video by Penny Simkin that explains delayed cord clamping!

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How To Check Your Own Cervix

Wonderful article featured on Mama Birth, originally from Victory Birth… In 2002-2003, I had an IUD.  I learned to check my cervix to make sure it was still in place.  (There is a small string that is supposed to hang out … Continue reading

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The Red/Purple Line- Alternative For Assessing Cervical Dilation

This is so cool. Got this article from Science & Sensibility When couples in my classes are learning techniques for coping in labor, such as the Sacral Rub (sacrum counterpressure), Double Hip Squeeze and Bladder32 accupressure points,  I always talk … Continue reading

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Getting Pushy- Midwifery Today

Great article from Midwifery Today a must read for all my clients! The final question on the final exam for the Obstetrics I class I teach at our local midwifery school is this: A mother is in labor and has … Continue reading

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Cervical Dialation Chart

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