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No need for women to fast during labor

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For a very long time, women have been encouraged not to eat while in labor, and once under hospital car, denied food until after the birth of their child and this became standard practice virtually all over The United States in the Obstetric model of care. Well in recent days, a new study was released […] [Read More]
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Join Local Professional’s Today

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Come and join local birth professionals today to discuss the rising c-section rate in the state of Connecticut. ICAN of Connecticut, along with Midwives, Pediatricians, Chiropractors, and others to discuss what the community can do to help lower these rates. 1:00pm at the Plumb Memorial Library in Shelton Located at 65 Wooster Street, in the […] [Read More]

Why I Hate TV

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I normally don’t get on about how much I hate these medical shows on TV, but last night really set me off. I was watching Private Practice, which comes on at 10pm on the ABC network, and the show was chock full of drama, which is probably in relation to the fact that they were […] [Read More]

Why Choose a Midwife?

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Since the amount of women who actively choose a midwife for their care has drastically dropped over the last century, I thought I would show a great, and informative video today on why women should choose a midwife for their birth. Before I do post the video, one more thing I wanted to include was […] [Read More]

Interviewing Pre Natal Care Providers

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Something we are seeing more and more is pregnant women blindly choosing health care providers, and in turn complaining about them for the duration of their pregnancy, or having a negative experience with that provider for the birth of their child. My biggest suggestion to newly pregnant women, and pregnant women in general is interview […] [Read More]

Car Seat Safety & Connecticut State Laws!

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Since becoming a parent, I have noticed there is a large population of Connecticut Parents that are not familiar with the laws in the state regarding car seat safety, as well as one pediatrician that told a friend to start her 6 month old forward facing because he was a big boy. I was completely […] [Read More]
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Birth Organization of the Week

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I decided to do something new for my blog weekly for the next couple weeks. I am going to do a featured post called “Birth Organization of the Week” and feature a helpful, and amazing birth related organization that not too many people know about. I think it will make a difference in some of […] [Read More]

Does Cry It Out Lead to Brain Damage?

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A new study suggests that it very well might! For years it seems like the popularity of cry it out has been increasing but mainly for one reason. It is easier and clearly more convenient to many parents. But now a new study is saying that parents should never leave an infant younger than 6 […] [Read More]
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What Do I Really Need (for a baby) Part 3

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As previously promised, part 3 in the What Do I Really Need series? Though I wanted Part 3 to be the end, it looks like from this ridiculously long list from Babies R Us, there will be a part 4! If you would like to check out parts one and two check out the two […] [Read More]
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Healthy Snacks : Mom & Kids Can Enjoy!

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If you are anything like me, you find it hard to find time for yourself during the day, and may skip meals or eat way later than you really should because of course the kids come first. Then there are the mothers again like myself, who are striving for healthy snacks because you are looking […] [Read More]
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