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THE MINIMALIST BABY

I tend to be a minimalist and there’s so much baby gear marketed to new parents it can be super overwhelming. What’s really needed? Here’s my list of what I have used with 3mo daughter, Lily.   Clothing: 4-5 Sleeper Onesies for each size 4-5 Short Sleeve Onesies for each size 4 Muslin Swaddle Blankets   Diapers: 24 Cloth Diapers I have had alot of luck...
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PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION IN DFW? WE GOT YOU!
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PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION IN DFW? WE GOT YOU!

Looking for Placenta Encapsulation in DFW? Look no further! This service has become an increasingly popular way of regulating hormones after birth. It’s been noted to increase milk supply and energy levels while also decreasing feelings related to the “baby blues.” We’re happy to offer this service from south of Ft. Worth, all the way to Oklahoma! Take advantage of...
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HOUSE OF BIRTH, A HIDDEN GEM IN THE NORTH
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HOUSE OF BIRTH, A HIDDEN GEM IN THE NORTH

With so many birth location options available, I’d like to share a hidden gem in the north, House of Birth Natural Birthing Services.  House of Birth  is one birth location to add to the top of your list!  Upon discovering you are expecting, you learn rather quickly that there are so many birthing options in the DFW area. You can...
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EXERCISING DURING PREGNANCY. THAT’S A NO BRAINER, RIGHT?

Exercising during pregnancy. You would think would be a no brainer, right? Exercise is good for you why not keep up with it while you’re pregnant? A bit to my surprise, one of the biggest statements I got while pregnant with my twins was “Oh wow, you do CrossFit? I could never do that. Are you going to continue to...
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6 TIPS TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM IN PREGNANCY

We have some great tips for helping you boost your immune system this cold and flu season! Being sick is awful, but being sick while pregnant is even worse! Did you know there are so many things you can do throughout your pregnancy to help boost your immune system and stay healthy during cold & flu season, and all year...
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WHAT DOES A DOULA DO?
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WHAT DOES A DOULA DO?

If you’ve done any research about childbirth, or even talked to other moms with new babies, chances are you’ve come across the term doula. You may have heard women say things like, “My doula saved my life!” or “I couldn’t have gotten through labor and delivery without my doula.” But just what is the role of this mythical “doo-la” person? What...
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HOW TO AFFORD A DOULA, THE MODERN WAY
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HOW TO AFFORD A DOULA, THE MODERN WAY

If you’ve found yourself on this page then you’ve more than likely already made up your mind that you want a doula, but you’re not sure how you’re going to afford to have a doula as part of your birth plan on top of all other expenses that come along with planning for a baby. We get it! It can...
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WELCOME TO VBAC 101
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WELCOME TO VBAC 101

April is Cesarean Awareness Month and 1 in every 3 women will give birth via cesarean. I am 1 in 3.  My first child was born via cesarean and my provider at the time promptly informed me that “once a cesarean always a cesarean”.  That was very discouraging to hear as I really wanted the opportunity to experience a vaginal...
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MEET THE BIRTHING SWEET
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MEET THE BIRTHING SWEET

“Oh, how sweet it is!” I had the pleasure of sitting down with the wonderful Mollie Miller this go around. Mollie Miller, LM, CPM is the proud owner and midwife at the newly built The Birthing Sweet Birthing Center and Midwifery in Alvarado, TX. Being a local, it makes me especially excited to share that our birthing options are growing...
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BIRTH IS LIKE BUYING A CAR
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BIRTH IS LIKE BUYING A CAR

How much research and time did you put into choosing your last car? If you’re anything like me, you painstakingly researched safety ratings, cargo space, upgrade options and probably test drove multiple options. This is consumerism at its best. We have the information at our finger-tips and the ability to make choices for ourselves based on our needs and wants....
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MEET R.E.S.E.T. BY JEM
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MEET R.E.S.E.T. BY JEM

Welcome to the second installment in our DFW birth professional provider series! Giving you a more detailed look at some of the resources available for your prenatal and postpartum seasons. Sarah recently sat down with R.E.S.E.T. by JEM, a holistic and wellness services company based in Ft. Worth. They believe a happy, healthy, healed pregnancy starts with food and fitness first! R.E.S.E.T. stands for Rejuvenate,...
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MOVEMENT – A FRIEND OF LABOR
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MOVEMENT – A FRIEND OF LABOR

Birth doesn’t have to be a dramatic movie depiction of a woman laying on her back with her legs in stirrups!  This version of labor, known as the lithotomy position, has been widely used for the last 200 years. Prior to this time, the recorded history of birthing indicates upright birth postures were used across the world, regardless of culture or...
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12 DAYS OF DOULA CHRISTMAS
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12 DAYS OF DOULA CHRISTMAS

Ever wonder how a doula supports their clients? Well in honor of the holidays our group decided to put together a new rendition of  12 Days of Christmas, packed full of gifts doulas can give to each of the families they support! Of course we wished it was more like 100 days of Christmas because 12 just barely scratches the...
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MEET TAYLOR MADE MIDWIFERY
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MEET TAYLOR MADE MIDWIFERY

Welcome to the first entry of our provider interview series! The purpose of this series is to provide our network with personal access to health care providers within the DFW metroplex. Each month we will spotlight a new provider, check back in as our list expands! First up, we get acquainted with Taylor Made Midwifery!   I (Sarah) recently had the opportunity...
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WARNING SIGNS OF POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION
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WARNING SIGNS OF POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION

For approximately 80% of new parents, the first two weeks following birth can be quite a hormonal affair. You and your new baby are trying to get to know each other. There are many struggles to connect with a new baby and to ensure that you can do this “parenting thing. The most common being lack of sleep, mood swings,...
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FRUSTRATION WHEN LATCHING?
Breastfeeding

FRUSTRATION WHEN LATCHING?

In honor of National Breastfeeding Month, this month’s blog topic addresses a common breastfeeding woe, frustration when latching. Often both mom AND baby feed off each other’s emotional state. As a CLC, I often hear “My baby just screams when I’m trying to latch him! He hates the breast!” Alternatively, I also hear “I just can’t seem to keep my...
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