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15 Signs You’ll Raise a Genius

What makes a genius? Even experts argue over whether IQ, EQ, executive function, and/or academic achievement matters most. Nature? Nurture? The role of genetics in intelligence—i.e., the extent to which our smarts are inherited—has long been an academic war zone. What can raise your child’s chances? Cello...

Unassisted Childbirth

http://www.unassistedchildbirth.com/ In the articles and stories on this site I hope to present a new way of looking at birth, and ultimately, at life. Childbirth is a gift to be enjoyed not a curse to be endured. The time has come for us to cast off our doubts and fears, and learn to believe in our own...

Orgasms During Labor and Birth

http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/orgasms-during-labor-and-childbirth/51acfdc978c90a590100052e   When talking about the act of childbirth, pain is often the first issue that comes to mind. Yet new research says some women can channel the intensity into not just a pleasurable experience, but also...

Labor Massage: Hip Squeeze

http://www.birthingnaturally.net/cn/technique/hipsqueeze.html How to do it: Have the mother move into whichever variation of the hands and knees position she finds most comfortable. Begin by gently placing your hands on her hip bones to find proper placement, then slide your hands onto her back while...

Preparing for a Gentle Birth: the Pelvis in Pregnancy

It is Preparing for a Gentle Birth: the Pelvis in Pregnancy By ·  by Blandine Calais-Germain, Nuria Vives Pares A wonderful book for midwives and doulas. Lots of great drawings and pictures....

A Breathing Technique For Labor and for Life: Relaxed Abdominal Breathing

http://www.transitiontoparenthood.com/ttp/parented/pregnancy/abdobreathe.htm How To Breathe Deeply: Breathe in through your nose and out through your nose for the most relaxed, meditative breathing. In more active situations, like labor, breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. (If your nose...

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