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Pregnancy & Birth

What Is Supernatural Childbirth?

Pregnancy & Birth

What Is Supernatural Childbirth?

Before I became pregnant with my first child, I was afraid of childbirth. Then I learned about natural birth, and began embracing the truth that women’s bodies are made for birthing. I began to feel confident and capable about experiencing pregnancy and birth for myself. But the real clincher, the reason I finally decided that I was going to become a mother, was learning about[...]

Your Basic Guide to Natural Family Planning

Marriage

Your Basic Guide to Natural Family Planning

Birth control can be a controversial topic. Some very conservative individuals believe that contraception is "sinful" or wrong. If that's you, then you are certainly entitled to your opinion, and you can choose to ignore my suggestions about contraception, or simply skip this post altogether. But if you are a person who just wants to find a godly way to prevent pregnancy while still enjoying[...]

Simple Keys to a Healthy Pregnancy {and a Better Birth}

Pregnancy & Birth

Simple Keys to a Healthy Pregnancy {and a Better Birth}

Did you know that having a healthy pregnancy can affect not only your baby’s health, but the ease or difficulty of your birthing time? This is why one of the main components of the Hypnobabies program is teaching women and their partners about how to stay healthy during pregnancy. Healthy pregnancy encourages the best possible outcomes for birth and beyond. So what are the keys[...]

Newborn Care Choices You Need to Know About

Parenting

Newborn Care Choices You Need to Know About

Although parenting begins as soon as you discover you are pregnant, your parenting choices begin most dramatically at birth. In those first few hours and days, and the days and weeks leading up to them, you must make many decisions about your baby's care. In hospital births, there are procedures that are often done routinely, which you may want to consider refusing. Even in home births,[...]

6 Steps to Ruining Your Birth Experience

Pregnancy & Birth

6 Steps to Ruining Your Birth Experience

*Please understand that this post is sarcastic. I would never want anybody to have a negative birth experience, and yet so many women do, often for these reasons. My hope is that this post will encourage birthing women to do the opposite!* 1. Start with Fear. Believe that pregnancy and birth are medical problems that you need to be rescued from. Remember that even though[...]

Why Choose Natural Birth?

Pregnancy & Birth

Why Choose Natural Birth?

Natural birth means different things in different contexts. Sometimes, natural birth refers to vaginal birth, as opposed to surgical birth via cesarean section. Other times, it refers to a vaginal birth without the use of medications for augmentation or anesthetic purposes (for speeding up the birth process or numbing pain). And of course, when some people hear the words “natural birth,” they picture a woman[...]