BIRTH


Why You Don’t Want to Schedule an Induction

Thursday, July 5, 2018 By Nina Spears
Why You Don't Want to Schedule an Induction | Baby Chick

A common decision that many parents face today during pregnancy is whether or not they should be induced. An induction happens when the labor of a pregnant woman is artificially started. Usually with the synthetic form of oxytocin, pitocin. What parents need to learn is that it’s not always a good idea to get induced unless […]

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11 Tips to Have a Successful VBAC

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 By Nina Spears
11 Tips to Have a Successful VBAC | Baby Chick

Every month I get a call from at least one or two families telling me that they want a VBAC (vaginal birth after a cesarean). They share their previous birth story with me, how and why it ended up in a c-section, and that they really want to have a VBAC but aren’t sure what to do to […]

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Top 10 Essential Oils for Labor and Delivery

Friday, June 22, 2018 By Hannah Crews
Top 10 Essential Oils for Labor and Birth

Having a baby is an intense – exhilarating – crazy – exciting – emotional – scary – amazing event, all looped into one. Every feeling on the planet is felt by a mother who is giving birth. And after having two kids myself, I can honestly say I would go through it all over again, […]

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How to Feel at Home at Your Hospital Birth

Sunday, June 17, 2018 By Nina Spears
How to Feel at Home at Your Hospital Birth | Baby Chick

Sponsored by: All photos by Creative Clicks Photography. Did you know that it’s not uncommon that when women get to the hospital in labor that they experience their contractions slowing down? As someone who has attended a lot of births, I will tell you that I’ve seen this happen on multiple occasions. Our bodies respond better in […]

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6 Tips On What To Do In Transition Labor

Monday, June 4, 2018 By Nina Spears
6 Tips On What To Do In Transition Labor | To help you through this phase and get you to pushing, I've listed 6 tips along with some partner tips and answer some common questions.

You’ve gotten through early labor and active labor and now things are getting pretty intense. If you haven’t gotten an epidural by now, this is probably the time when you may really start wanting one. But if you are wanting to have a natural birth, I know that you can do it. You can get through transition! […]

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What To Do In Early Labor

Thursday, May 31, 2018 By Nina Spears
What To Do In Early Labor | Baby Chick

  Early labor. It’s the time when things start happening. You begin telling yourself, “Finally. This is it!” And you, more than likely, are so ready to get the party started. You also are probably feeling a million other emotions as well — anxiety, nervousness, excitement, maybe you’re freaking out, uncertainty, relieved, scared…essentially you’re feeling every emotion at […]

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7 Things NOT To Do During Labor

Friday, May 25, 2018 By Nina Spears
7 Things NOT To Do During Labor | Baby Chick

There are so many different blog posts and classes out there that teach you what you SHOULD be doing during early labor, active labor, transition, and pushing (including my own blog posts), but sometimes it’s nice to know the things that you should NOT be doing so you can really avoid some unnecessary interventions and outcomes. Here are my 7 […]

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The ULTIMATE Hospital Bag Checklist

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 By Nina Spears
The ULTIMATE Hospital Bag Checklist| Baby Chick

There are so many different lists out there that tell you what you need to pack in your hospital bag for your labor and birth. Well, as a doula I have helped many clients prepare for their hospital stay and I have created the ultimate hospital bag checklist that I promise will have everything that you need! NOTE: […]

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11 Ways to Avoid a C-Section

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 By Nina Spears
11 Ways to Avoid a C-Section | Baby Chick

Your baby’s due date is quickly approaching and you are probably now beginning to feel how real everything is. This is happening. YOU are going to have a baby. That means this baby has to come out. If you have started your research on birth and have maybe watched some Youtube videos on vaginal births and C-sections (which, be […]

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Birth Hypnosis – Does it Really Lessen the Pain?

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 By Hannah Crews
Birth Hypnosis - Does it Really Lessen the Pain? | Baby Chick

Sponsored by: This post is sponsored by Hypnobabies, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. The concept of having an unmedicated birth is becoming more and more popular with moms today. The idea that women are capable of allowing their bodies to deliver their child naturally, without any drugs or outside pain relievers, […]

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