BIRTH


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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Products to Help Prepare Your Body for Labor and Birth

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 By Nina Spears
Products to Help Prepare Your Body for Labor & Birth | Baby Chick

This post is sponsored but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Read our policies page for more information. And as always consult your physician or midwife before you take any of these suggestions. All images by Creative Clicks Photography. Towards the end of our pregnancies we all make sure that we have our baby items ready, have […]

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5 Things That Helped Me Through My Unexpected C-Section

Thursday, March 1, 2018 By Hannah Southerland
5 Things That Helped Me Through My Unexpected C-Section | Baby Chick

“Please!” I begged, “Please let me have a c-section!” Ugly crying and starving I was at hour 53 of labor with little to no progress. I had been induced and to save you all of the gory details let’s just sum it up and say I was T-I-R-E-D. After some convincing and a final check […]

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What is a Nonstress Test and Why is it Performed During Pregnancy?

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 By Mandy Johnson
What is a Nonstress Test and Why is it Performed During Pregnancy? | Baby Chick

Prenatal visits are absolutely essential throughout pregnancy, as they allow constant monitoring and care for your unborn baby. Such consultations involve a routine physical examination with your midwife or obstetrician. In most cases, you may be requested to undergo several prenatal tests, including a nonstress test, which may also be referred to as fetal heart […]

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Why I Chose to Give Birth at a Birth Center

Thursday, January 18, 2018 By Sarah Ring
Why I Chose to Give Birth at a Birth Center | Baby Chick

In today’s political upheaval in regards to health care, many women are starting to feel a squeeze. They are burdened with the pressure to birth according to their insurance providers protocol and are not necessarily getting the birth experience they were hoping for. For me, as a small business owner who’s only options are high […]

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Our Birth Story: How I Became a Mother

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 By Nina Spears
Our Birth Story: How I Became a Mother | Baby Chick

All photos by Stephanie Shirley Photography. My due date had come and gone. And every day after felt like torture. Not because I was uncomfortable–yes, I didn’t feel completely amazing–it was because every. single. person. was texting me or calling me asking if I had gone into labor yet. Nope. No baby. I was still […]

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Labor-aide Recipe

Thursday, September 14, 2017 By Nina Spears
Labor-aide Recipe | Baby Chick

Going through labor and giving birth to a baby is hard work. Many people compare it to running a marathon . . . because it kind of is. And what do you need when you run a marathon? Well, you actually need a lot of training, but you also need fuel to carry you through. […]

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The Vocal-Vaginal Correlation

Monday, September 11, 2017 By Stacey Ramsower
The Vocal-Vaginal Correlation | Baby Chick

Did you know that your vagina and your voice are intimately connected? The relationship between a woman’s vagina and her voice is at once subtle and obvious. Beginning with the fact that “cervix” comes from the Latin word for neck, the vagina and the throat are remarkably similar structures, each supported in function by a […]

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