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This group is for those who are expecting a baby. Moms and Dads both welcome to talk about the joys and struggles of pregnancy.

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  1. NurturedBeginnings
    03-26-2014 02:42 PM - permalink
    While pregnant with my daughter, I decided to try Placenta Encapsulation to lessen my risk of Post Partum Depression. I would love to answer any questions you might have about turning your placenta into capsules!
  2. Meka smith
    07-22-2012 12:17 PM - permalink
    Meka smith
    Hi my name is meka and me and my wife our looking to adopt a baby .. We have 6 beautiful children of our own but who like to have more so we are looking to give a child a home if you know anyone who is looking for a home for there baby for whatever reason .. You are welcome to email me Blazemoney26@yahoo.com... God bless
  3. callmydoula
    03-19-2012 08:03 AM - permalink
    MotherBirth Natural Childbirth Education Class

    MotherBirth natural childbirth education classes are offered to expecting women and their partners who would like more information on natural childbirth. MotherBirth classes are a great way to learn what to expect during pregnancy, labor, delivery, and post-partum regardless of where you plan to deliver. MotherBirth covers hospital, birthing center and home births. MotherBirth teaches the pros and cons of modern childbirth interventions such as episiotomy, IV fluids, amniotomy, pitocin, C-section and many others with a focus on little to no medication during delivery whenever possible. Moms are taught several ways to deal with labor pain before turning to medication. The majority of couples participating in MotherBirth classes deliver in hospitals with obstetricians or midwives, however, the classes also touch on home birth as well. Parents will receive information about additional support they can use including doulas and midwives.

    How does MotherBirth natural childbirth classes differ from a typical hospital sponsored childbirth class? Hospital sponsored classes are often times taught by an RN from the L&D ward of the hospital. The classes focus mainly on "how to be a good patient". They tell you what to expect when you arrive at the hospital, what will be done to you, and what is expected of you. They generally do not show you what is going on inside your body and why. They do not teach you that contractions are a wonderful thing, or what rights you have as parents, or any alternatives you have to standard care. In reality, you actually have many choices about your care. MotherBirth classes will touch on some of these choices and how you can have a positive birthing experience. We will cover such things as Nutrition & Exercise, Labor Positions, Relaxation Techniques, Holistic Care, Natural vs Medications, Stages of Labor, Modern Interventions, Risk & Prevention, Vaginal Delivery vs C-Section, Emergencies, Breastfeeding, Post-partum Care, Newborn Procedures & Care, and much, much more.

    Mothers and their partners learn how to work together as a team. They learn how to communicate their preferences, make informed decisions, minimize discomfort, and encourage relaxation during labor. Partners learn to identify and respond to the mother’s needs. They learn ways to help maintain a relaxing environment and help to empower the mother during each stage of labor and delivery. And, once you leave the class, the learning doesn't stop there. I will make myself available to you through e-mail starting from our first class up until your baby is 6 weeks old.

    While most natural childbirth classes are 8-12 weeks long, MotherBirth classes generally run 6 weeks in length (Total = 12 hours). It is never too early or too late to begin MotherBirth classes. You can begin as soon as you find out you are pregnant (or sooner if you are planning on having a baby in the next year). Or, If you feel you are too far along in your pregnancy to attend classes for 6 weeks, or have been put on bed rest, you can contact me about a 1-day mini-class (Total 6 hours).

    Course Outline:

    Class 1: Pregnancy, Well-Being & Making Decisions - We will do a quick overview of your pregnancy, changes in your body, baby's growth, medications during pregnancy, proper nutrition, exercises and personal wellness. We will also talk about support people - including doulas and midwives - and how your partner can help take care of you.

    Class 2: Labor : Stage 1 - We will be covering false labor, when to call your dr/midwife, signs of real labor, what to expect, pain management and relaxation techniques. We will also discuss how to create a birth plan.

    Class 3: Pain management - We will cover all forms of pain management from IV meds to epidurals, to natural techniques. We will talk about visualization, massage, labor positions, and listening to your body.

    Class 4: Labor : Stage 2 & 3 - In this class we will cover such topics as pushing, delivery of baby, delayed cord clamping, forceps & vacuum, placenta and it's benefits, emergencies, C-section, and more.

    Class 5: Post-Partum & Newborn Procedures - This class will go over all of the routine, and not-so-routine, stages of post-partum care. We will also discuss your new baby's first few hours and what to expect. We'll talk about jaundice, the NICU, and "routine" procedures (benefits and risks).

    Class 6: Breastfeeding & Newborn Care - In this class we will talk about breastfeeding and nourishment of your new baby and what to do if there are problems. We will discuss how to care for your newborn once you get home. We will also spend some time talking about concerns you may have (ie, post-partum depression, sex, birth control, etc).

    We end each class with answering any questions you may have. If you think of questions on your way home from class, or later in the week, you can send me an email or just write them down and bring them to the next class.

    For every couple who attends all six classes, you will receive a special gift after the classes have ended. If you had to miss a class due to medical reasons, you can speak to me privately about making up the class.

    MotherBirth Instructor: Lynette Kendall, CLD, NCBE (MBE)

    Dates: Spring 2012 (exact dates to be announced)

    Location: Bristol, VA/TN (exact location to be announced)

    Cost: Full Course (6 weeks) = $ 75.00/couple*
    * full course has a maximum of 6 couples per class, so register early!

    Mini - Course (1 day) = $ 125.00/couple**
    ** mini-course is a private class for one couple or a single mom

    To register for MotherBirth Classes, please contact Lynette Kendall at

    callmydoula@gmail.com or call 1-276-791-7586.
  4. Reiki Birth Doula
    05-26-2009 05:07 PM - permalink
    Reiki Birth Doula
    I'm not pregnant but, I'm a non-profit Birth Doula in the Gresham/Portland area..
    If you know anyone who is in need of a Doula, I would be more then happy to offer my time!!
  5. Karissa B.
    03-04-2009 10:00 PM - permalink
    Karissa B.
    Hi There!
    I am studying to become a certified doula and will be qualified to attend births in Mid-March. As a doula in training, I need to attend three births and have the mothers fill out a critique of my work to send to DONA. I am looking for mothers due in Mid March-April who would like doula support free of charge. I would meet with you prior to the birth and discuss what support you may want and where your comfort lies. To learn more, you can visit www.dona.org. Please contact me at karissabinkely@yahoo.com
  6. mquintana
    02-19-2009 08:10 AM - permalink
    I had my 2nd daughter on Nov. 18th-she was 7lbs 7oz and 21 in. long.
  7. ADVentive
    01-21-2009 10:33 AM - permalink
    My 2nd pregnancy has definitely been different from my 1st also. This one made me much sicker in the beginning and for longer. I think each one is just different, so it's hard to know what to expect. This baby has also been a lot more active than my first - I started to feel her much sooner and more often than last time. I also never felt Braxton-Hicks contractions with my first, but I feel them often this time. It's so different!
  8. JeepMom
    01-19-2009 02:23 PM - permalink
    Hello, I'm from MI and almost 12 weeks with my 2nd baby. My first born (a son)turned 12 in November! My due date is August 2, 2009. My husband and I are elated (as well as everyone else in the family). My first pregnancy was perfect all around - no sickness and delivery was great. This pregnacy is very different though. I've been sick almost the whole time and cannot seem to keep things down as well as I would like. Any suggestions on how to deal with this or how long this sickness feeling will last? Thanks in advance for your suggestion. I'm open to anything as long as it's safe for the baby and me!
  9. kwhitt
    01-18-2009 09:16 AM - permalink
    Hello! I'm 17 weeks into my first pregnancy and my husband and I couldn't be more thrilled. I would love to find some other new mothers in my area. Anyone in or near Annapolis, MD?
  10. ADVentive
    01-15-2009 12:02 PM - permalink
    I start the third trimester today! Getting closer to holding my new baby girl! I am most concerned about how big sister will react to the baby. She will be almost 3.

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