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Breastfeeding 101 at Natural BirthWorks!!!

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Sandy Lobaina is an amazing IBCLC and she will now be offering breastfeeding 101 at Natural BirthWorks!
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Yoga at Natural BirthWorks

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The importance of prenatal care during your pregnancy

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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!

P3's Pregnancy Community Blog: Mommycise Fitness at Natural BirthWorks!

Mommycise Fitness at Natural BirthWorks!

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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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A picture says a thousand words...

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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 …

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