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The Fourth Trimester – AKA: Why Your Newborn is Only Happy in Your Arms.

We spend more than time though, the ‘putting babies down’ industry is  worth millions, rocking cribs, battery swings, vibrating chairs, heartbeat teddies and the list goes on………………having been a first time parent who bought all four of the items listed above I am embarrased to admit now it honestly didn’t...

Tell Me a Good Birth Story

This looks like a great website. Share your positive birth story. Every woman’s good birth story is different – but they are all exciting, encouraging and infectious. Some of the women who have agreed to be birth buddies have also let us share their stories here, to tell their stories more widely to anyone...

What is the Fetus Ejection Reflex?

The prevalent culture in modern society is that of dominion over and control of nature, as well as the domination of groups of people by the other groups of people that hold more power. Similarly women and their bodies are dominated by the cultural paradigm of the time, no less by doctors and midwives in...

Five Things NOT to Do to Babies

When I had a puppy, he hated to be ignored or left alone. At those times he would chew up the furniture. Babies hate these things too, but they can’t damage the furniture to let us know. Instead, their development gets undermined and we and society have to live with the anxious and depressed results. What...

Marijuana And Pregnancy: What Are The Risks?

The use of marijuana (cannabis) has become a widely debated topic in the United States in recent times, and most have strong opinions about the medicinal or recreational use of this powerful plant. As some women consider using marijuana to treat issues such as morning sickness they are left wondering about...

5 Reasons Dads Should Demand a Doula

When my wife told me that she wanted a doula, I was hurt. I truly thought with our first baby that I’d be able to be the end all be all for my wife. She showed me the research. She let me meet some of the doulas. I still wasn’t convinced that it would be the right choice for us. I subscribed to the “If you...

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