Childbirth Education: Finding a good fit for you

Congratulations! You’re pregnant! Now what? Suddenly everyone from your mother-in-law to your neighbor to the random lady in the grocery store has some advice (or wacky anecdote) to share with you. How do you get the information you need to make the decisions and choices that are right for your family? Childbirth education is, I … Continue reading “Childbirth Education: Finding a good fit for you”

10 Reasons NOT to Circumcise

The “circumcision decision” is really no decision at all. Circumcision is a painful and risky surgery that deprives over a million boys each year of healthy, functional tissue, while wasting health care dollars that could be spent on medically necessary services. Read these “Ten reasons NOT to circumcise your baby” courtesy of Intact America, and … Continue reading “10 Reasons NOT to Circumcise”

Birth Story: Levi Edward

{planned home VBAC turned CBAC} January 4, 2012 {Valerie & Jason welcome their second son, Levi} Our second little boy arrived just like his older brother! We’d planned a home birth, and ended up with a swollen cervix, and c-section. But thank God my babies came out big, healthy, and perfect! The labor may not … Continue reading “Birth Story: Levi Edward”

Local Food Sources

Excellent nutrition is the key foundation for a healthy pregnancy – and beyond! Fortunately for us, fresh and local produce, eggs and meat from family farms and co-ops are abundant in our area and it’s a wonderful way to provide yourself and your family with better nutrition! Not only that, but they often offer great … Continue reading “Local Food Sources”

Birth Story: Brycen Anthony

May 28, 2011 {Brittany & Frank: A big baby boy born at the birth center while his father serves in the military.} I was sitting outside when my father said “Let’s have a father-daughter day since your mother is ill.” So I went out to Publix to grab us some shrimp steaks and some veggies. … Continue reading “Birth Story: Brycen Anthony”

Birth Story: Christopher Lee

March 21, 2011 {Jen & Mike: This gorgeous little one had a rare face-first presentation.} We experienced the best of both worlds. Christopher’s birth didn’t turn out as we planned but we wouldn’t have done anything differently. I’ll try to make this short…. I listened to hypnobirth CDs during my last trimester. I think they … Continue reading “Birth Story: Christopher Lee”

Birth Story: Lucas Bradford

{birth center turned to hospital transfer and cesarean} March 4, 2011 {Elizabeth & Bryan welcome their son.} So Lucas’s Birthday Weekend was such an amazing, unplanned journey. I went for a long walk with my good friend and neighbor, Jennifer Cook. We walked a good hour and a half and then we came home… I … Continue reading “Birth Story: Lucas Bradford”

Birth Story: Ephraim Brydon

{planned birth center birth turned hospital transfer and cesarean} January 21, 2011 It’s hard to imagine now how slow time passed the few weeks before you were born. I sat with nothing to do wondering when you were going to come, wishing it was now. A true test of my patience, I wandered around the … Continue reading “Birth Story: Ephraim Brydon”