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Amazing Power of Skin to Skin Contact!

It’s Kangaroo Care Awareness Day, which makes today a perfect day to celebrate all the benefits of early skin-to-skin contact (SSC)! Benefits of skin to skin on healthy term babies  as listed by Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, in her book Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers include: More […]

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Olivia’s Roadside Breech-Footling Surprise Twin VBAC 2

Some things:  My first baby, Bruin, was born in 2009 via cesarean, and I feel it was truly unnecessary- a standard cascade of interventions story.  I knew within months of his birth that my next child would be born at home.  There are lots of reasons, but that is not […]

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Molly’s Cesarean Birth of Twins (complete placenta previa!) 1

So, I was pretty much considered a “high risk pregnancy” from the start. “Advanced maternal age” at 39, conceived via IVF with ICSI (although it’s controversial as to whether this confers any/much additional risk or not), and twins. Conceiving had been so awful (three years of infertility, multiple failed attempts, […]


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Hands-on Pumping

Are you pumping for your twins, triplets, or more? Did you know that hands-on pumping can help you increase your output? Checkout this great video from Stanford University’s Newborn Nursery to learn how to use hands-on pumping techniques to maximize breastmilk production! http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/MaxProduction.html Related Images:


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Sarah’s twin homebirth (prenatally said to be mono-di)

I feel like I can’t start this story without mentioning Eloise’s birth. The two feel very connected to me, a continuation of sorts. It was through her birth that I had come to meet my midwives and this story would have been completely different without them. I also feel that […]


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Five Reasons NOT to Circumcise Your Son 2

1) It isn’t necessary. In spite of some recent medical claims that circumcision reduces the transmission of HIV/AIDS, this is simply not true. Circumcision research finding that HIV/AIDS transmission is reduced was conducted in third-world countries, with different cultural contexts from our own, and in which access to safe sex […]