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We have started this blog to keep our followers informed about new events in our community, up-to-date information regarding pregnancy and birth, and relevant articles and information that we come across. We serve much of South Florida, but with this blog we will be able to reach and inform so many more women. Please let other women know so they can receive the same knowledge! P3 Love!



Saturday, September 28, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Yoga at Natural BirthWorks


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The importance of prenatal care during your pregnancy

It is so vital that pregnant women receive proper prenatal care during their pregnancy, it can reduce maternal/infant morbidity and mortality rates. Red flags present and with proper prenatal care, it can be caught BEFORE it becomes a major... health concern. This is exactly what happened with a Peaceful Pregnancy Pathways ~P3 client. Due to the watchful and attentative eye of her midwife, we picked up the red flags, and acted swiftly. Our client is healthy, with a beautiful healthy girl because of that. I also want to thank Memorial Regional for acting on the WHO's recommendations and placing baby right to mommy's breast after the c/s. Welcome little girl, you made quite an entrance!
 
 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Mommycise Fitness at Natural BirthWorks!

P3's Childbirth Class series!

Prepare yourself for a natural birth! Come join us for a wonderful 3 part series covering topics such as:
Anatomy of mom & baby
Stages of labor
Tips for partners
Comfort measures
What to expect
Breathing techniques
Nutrition
Exercises
Breastfeeding
and Newborn Care
Cost is $75 for non-p3 clients. If you refer a friend receive $25 off! Contact me for more details!!


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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A picture says a thousand words...

I always say how lucky I am because I love my job. I'm a midwife, a childbirth educator, a mother, and a wife. I'm blessed in many ways with my family but its hard for them to see me gone for so many hours with no notice at all.
I try to capture images for my family and friends so they can understand where I go and why. Maybe if they see it, and understand the beauty, they won't be so sad when I'm gone.
I've yet to find an image that really made them get it....until now.
I recently had a bit of a birth run, the most births in one day, for me at least. Three women decided to bless me with their labors on the same day, special yes, and extremely stressful since I make it a point to honor the woman choosing me as their midwife, not a back-up. I'm also extremely lucky and blessed to have a great team, and good back up support for rare times like this.
Either way, two of the three births were very quick. They went from 0-60 in under an hour, in labor terms, thats quick! As I was preparing to deliver baby #1 for the day, I yelled for the dad to hurry up and come here if he wanted a good shot (or what I like to call "the money shot"). Well hurry he did, and money shot he got! I knew it captured the essence and beauty of what I do but wasn't sure if the kids would get it.
So as I pick up my kids from school, I said "mommy has a picture to show you from work". My second daughter says "oh, ew", so of course the twins chorus "ew". Then I showed her what would now be my new favorite picture, and she said something that shocked me. My daughter looked at the photo and said "wow, thats a good shot". No ew. No gross. No rolling of the eyes.
So I felt this picture was worthy enough to share with you, in hopes that you can appreciate it as much as myself and my family does.
Enjoy!
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Just a thought....

As I was getting ready this morning, I often reflect on those I speak with and here are some thoughts that came from that:
 If we don't experience the birth of our dreams, how can we enjoy the transition into motherhood and in turn the power of motherhood? I ask some "what do you envision for this birth?" and some don't have an answer. This is because they don't realize they can have the birth of their dreams, they don't realize how important the actual transition part of life is! T.V. shows us that we walk in and the hospital deals with everything until baby is put in your arms. Leaving you out of set 1. The power and strength lies in the transition into the new role you play. Take back your birth, take back the most important role you play, and take back the first step in doing it.
 ~just my 2 cents. www.p3birth.com