Lori Caden, one of the co-founders of Belly Bandit, had recently given birth, and was struggling to regain her confidence. Armed with an abundance of empathy, sisters Jodi and Kari joined her in seeking a solution to her postpartum body blues. In 2008, their research, perseverance and sisterly support resulted in the creation of Belly Bandit and the postpartum compression Belly Wraps that would revolutionize the body after baby marketplace. Doctor-recommended and mom-endorsed, the Belly Wraps mo Read More »
"Who delivered your baby?" is a question commonly asked of new parents and has implications for the emotional empowerment of women during childbirth. In this talk, Dr. Greenwald focuses on a behavioral approach to childbirth, juxtaposed with a medical one, and discusses the physical and emotional constraints associated with our current birth practices. Ashley Greenwald Tragash, Ph.D., BCBA-D, CD(DONA) is a professor at the University of Nevada, Reno and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst Read More »
What does spirituality in birth actually mean? Why is spirituality in birth important? How can I be prepare for the outcomes I want in my birth? How do I cope with unexpected outcomes in my birth?
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"The birth of a child is the ultimate perfection of human love." Grantely Dick-Read, MD
As a former nanny who pushed the latest and greatest strollers for many years, I am a definite stroller snob. Things that are important in every stroller: #1- a smooth, solid push. This has a lot to do with the type of wheels (read on and I'll give you the specifics on those...). #2- an easy and/or compact fold. Strollers are getting better and better every year, so you can actually find quite a few strollers that can be folded up quite small using just one hand! Eight years ago when I was Read More »
Travis is proudly the 4th brother in his family! Written by the filmmaker: It was such an honor to attend Travis' birth. I got to follow dad to the hospital, capture the complete birth (including some of the older siblings in the delivery room!) and big brother meeting his baby brother for the first time.
Beautiful family! Both grandmas got to be present. One via facetime and one in the room.
I often hear of stories that go along the line of “If I hadn’t had a c-section, I would have died.” Really? Are you sure? It’s almost impossible to declare that for most c-sections. I think in very rare cases, this statement is completely true.
Abby, Asher’s mama, was patient and strong over the course of her 48 hour labor. She was patient with her body and connected to her baby. Labor started the day before Josh’s birthday on December 29thand Asher was born on the 31st. Being the accountant he is, I bet Josh was thrilled with his new little tax deduction! And be sure to notice in the film how Josh never leaves Abby’s side.
Many of us are shown that the way to give birth is to simply go to an OB and have 5 minute appointments every few weeks and then show up to the hospital in labor and give birth. Taking control of your birth experience means that you need to know more about your birth provider(s).
Written By: Rachel Brown
Melissa has been actively involved in the birth community for over 20 years! As a midwife, she has served women in several states (home is Utah) and in Haiti. Follow her on Instagram: @songbirdmaternity
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I was so excited to meet Ceianna at the first Empowering Fearless Birth event! I hadn’t seen her since we took classes together in college. She was expecting her 7th baby, and I was giddy with excitement when she invited me to her birth!