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Midwife101 online childbirth classes

Look where Midwife101 is popping up! Sign up to have the birth of your dreams!!

Hypnobirth series begins

Hypnobirthing coming to Natural BirthWorks

Breastfeeding vs. formula debate

So I stumbled upon this article/blog and had some thoughts that I feel are important to factor in when judging the issue:
I think there are differences between choosing formula because:  -it's easier -I was told I don't make enough milk -Medical reasons -I don't like to breastfeed And I don't think it's fair to place these reasons in the same category.
Having medical reasons that do not allow you to nourish your baby with your breast is one thing, and choosing formula because you were either not properly educated in the benefits so unable to make a true choice or just being indifferent to breastfeeding is a completely different thing. 

Midwife101 Launches! Online Natural #Childbirth Classes for the masses.

Midwife101 is an Online Natural Child Birth Classes series taught by Licensed Midwife Gelena Hinkley LM, CPM Owner and operator of a busy homebirth practice launches a world-class, expertly produce online child birth education series to empower women around the world to have the most natural, peaceful and un-medicated birth possible. If your having a hospital birth, birth center birth or a home birth, watching these video classes from the comfort of your home allows you to repeat watch, watch the breathing and pushing techniques while in labor, take the breastfeeding course again after baby is born. Find us at online child birth classes, midwife, midwifery, homebirth, water birth, VBAC, online b…

Midwife 101 Online Childbirth Classes to prepare you for a natural birth

This online childbirth class series is taught by a Licensed Midwife, an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and a Registered/Licensed Dietician.
As a member you are able to access all the segments for 12 months, this way you can view each segment when needed. This way the breastfeeding portion or the newborn care (for example) can be viewed again when baby has arrived.
Take the time to ask the midwife questions, download any worksheets, and really enjoy the journey you and your baby are embarking on.

Natural Childbirth Class series begins!

If your goal is a natural birth, and you want to know what to expect, please join our series!
This is a childbirth education series so there are MANY topics covered, including:
Anatomy and Physiology of mom and baby
Stages of Labor
Coping techniques
Addressing fears
Practice labor vs. true labor
What to expect
Newborn Care
Please RSVP so I can have enough packets and gift bags for all!!

Cost: $75, (Medicaid and P3 clients are no charge)

Breastfeeding Awareness Week movie night!!

Join us for a movie night!! Great way to conclude Breastfeeding Awareness Week with a documentary, The Milky Way. Grab a pillow, some popcorn, and get cozy at Natural BirthWorks!

Birth, it happens, and it's really really cool.

My thought of the day: if someone said to me "hey come swim in the pool with me" I would say "cool, ok" but if they said "hey come swim in the pool with me, I'm going to be close by, just in case, with great resuscitation equipment, just in case, and great of the line in fact to be there just in case" I would be like "oh why what's wrong with the pool? Is the water ok? Do I need to do something special? Do I know how to swim? Well what if I don't do it right? Ya know what, never-mind I don't want to swim". The seed of fear of childbirth is planted far too early, and it takes a whole lot of preparation, trust, and support to break through that you can go ahead and jump in that pool, it'll be great! 

Hypnobirthing classes at Natural BirthWorks (@naturalbirthwor)

Get ready we will be starting HYPNOBIRTHING!!
Learn Relaxation Techniques so that you can give your baby a welcome that is calm, gentle, and safe.

Achieve birth fulfillment--awake and alert--in a totally relaxed state of mind and body.
HypnoBirthing® Classes are taught in a format of five, 2 1/2-hour classes. If you are very near to your birthing time, I can make special arrangements for individual classes with you.

-What You Will Learn

Unit 1: Building A Positive Expectancy

• Introduction to the remarkable HypnoBirthing® philosophy
• The History of Women and Birthing
• Why and how you can have an easier, more comfortable, and safer birthing
• How Nature perfectly designed women’s bodies to birth
• How to assist, rather than resist, your natural birthing instincts
• The vocabulary for calm and gentle birthing.
• Visualizing gentle births by viewing beautiful birthing videos

Unit 2: Falling in Love with Your Baby/Preparing Mind & Body

• The remar…