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3 Mindfulness Techniques to Prepare for Labor

Sunday, September 23, 2018 By Rebecca Jacobs
3 Mindfulness Techniques to Prepare for Labor | Baby Chick

Labor can be intimidating for many pregnant mommas, especially with all of the stories many moms are faced with when it comes to birthing experiences. There is also a lot of negative talk surrounding birth. Moms are constantly faced with stories about the pain of birth. It can be very easy to let fear set […]

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Why is This Taking So Long? When Labor Stalls Out

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 By Aida Cruickshank
Why is This Taking So Long? When Labor Stalls Out | Baby Chick

Raise your hand if you’ve spent hours planning your labor and delivery, writing down notes on a piece of paper, talking it through with your partner or support person, just to find that labor does NOT go as planned . . . well neither did mine. And while most labors don’t go as planned, it […]

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When to Go to the Hospital in Labor

Thursday, August 16, 2018 By Nina Spears
When to Go to the Hospital in Labor | Baby Chick

A question that every pregnant woman has (who is having their baby in a hospital) is….when is the right time to go to the hospital when in labor? A lot of women get so excited by their first contractions that when they finally start getting stronger and more frequent, they head straight to the hospital to […]

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10 Things No One Tells You About Having a C-Section

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 By Lauren Ramirez
10 Things No One Tells You About Having a C-Section | Baby Chick

I had my dream birth plan. It was carefully crafted, revised multiple times to include small details like the playlist I hoped to give birth to, and represented the birth I had always dreamed of. All of my diligent planning went out the window, though, when my little girl was “asynclitic” (basically, had her head […]

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What to Wear at a Hospital Birth

Thursday, August 2, 2018 By Nina Spears
What to Wear at a Hospital Birth | Baby Chick

Almost every woman I know has this problem. They have nothing to wear…with a closet full of clothes. You know what I’m talking about. I feel like I have this problem almost every morning. What am I going to wear? Obviously, what you wear can help you feel more beautiful and confident each day. And with that confidence, it can also affect […]

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5 Tips for Rocking an Unmedicated Labor

Thursday, August 2, 2018 By Cheyenne Bell
5 Tips for Rocking an Unmedicated Labor | Baby Chick

Having a natural, unmedicated labor and delivery is becoming a more common choice for pregnant women these days. Women are seeking to have a birthing experience that is more peaceful, without unnecessary medical interventions, and in a more comfortable environment. While a natural, unmedicated labor may not be everyone’s cup of tea, for a healthy, […]

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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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