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Summer’s Birth - “My body knew what it needed to do.”

December 20 was my due date, but on Friday, December 11, 2015 I started having “cramping” sensations while at work. The week before on Sunday morning, I lost part of my mucous plug and started to get excited, but nothing else happened. I saw my midwife, Mandy, and was told I could go into labor […]

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Austin Home Birth Meetup - Movie Night: Orgasmic Birth

Join birth professionals, postpartum doulas, licensed therapists and experienced home birth parents alike to watch and discuss the documentary Orgasmic Birth. About the movie: Are you ready to take the journey and see for yourself what birth can be? Orgasmic Birth is our 85 minute award-winning feature documentary that has aired around the world. 7 […]

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The Soundtrack of my Birth - My Natural Labor Playlist and How Music Helped Me Cope

How Music Helped Me Get Through Labor by former client, Lola Watson I’ve always loved music. How it can take you back to a special memory. The soundtrack to Runaway Bride takes me back to growing up when I would listen to my walkman and make up dances on my back porch. I still can’t […]

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Why I Didn’t Push My Baby Out (And You Shouldn’t, Either)

This is a guest post by one of the Heirloom Family, Jessie Edwards. Enjoy! Yes, I had a vaginal birth. No, I didn’t push my baby out. I wanted to. I had every intention to. I just… didn’t end up doing it this time. First let’s talk about how the birth of baby number one […]

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What I Love About Midwifery Care - “Prenatal visits are longer and more thorough”

Today is International Day of the Midwife and the perfect day to release another blog in the What I Love About Midwifery Care series. This mama to be is still in the middle of her prenatal care but already has so many reasons to share about why she loves her midwife. What I love about […]

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What I Love About Midwifery Care- “Comfortable atmosphere” & “Professional care”

A first time mom, Jen had great comments to share about the unique bond that grows between caregiver and family as a part of midwifery care. Flexibility in scheduling, fostering a comfortable environment, and the confidence they can inspire in both mom, dad and family about the natural birthing process were just a few of […]

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