birth

15 Tricks for Telling Identical Twins Apart – Parenting Twins Article

How do Parents Tell Identical Twins Apart? Being a new parent can be a challenge especially when it’s your first, and it’s even more of a challenge when you have identical twins. If you’re lucky you will give birth to a boy and a girl, but unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. So, how do parents… 16. August 2019 This is only a snippet of a Twins Parents Article written by Tony Read Full Parenting Article

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Birth Story Of The Week – Lorna and Reggie – Parenting Twins Article

I’m incredibly grateful for my three beautiful babies. All of them with their own unique and diverse birth story. But the tale of my third, and final (it’s absolutely our last) baby is one that I am so proud to tell – and that is something I thought I would never be able to say. Despite believing I was fully prepared for all my births; I really wasn’t equipped to deal with the physical and mental aftermath. So, with two…

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The Day Nemo Flipped Into a Breech Position – Parenting Twins Article

With our firstborn, we had prenatal care from a local midwifery clinic and had a natural home-birth attended by wonderful midwives. Our son was born in our bed, and we were hoping to do the same for our second child. When we found out we were having twins, our plans had to change. In Canada, if you are pregnant with twins, you are automatically considered a high-risk pregnancy. Twice the prenatal appointments I was already with a midwife before we found…

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This mom gave birth in the car and her 10-year-old son’s video went viral – Parents Article

It’s a well-known fact that not every birth goes according to plan and the signs of labour can be different for everyone. Nevada mom Rudia Napier discovered this first-hand while en route to Henderson Hospital for her final checkup, when her labour came on fast and furious—in the car! Luckily, her 10-year-old son Jayden was on hand in the backseat with Napier’s other two kids to capture the wild moment on video, filming all of the astonishingly fast five-minute birth.…

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Care in Hospital: How a Twin Mom Remembers her Stay – Parenting Twins Article

I have vivid memories of the surgical procedure, the medical team and the rather organised medical facility at the Lakeside Hospital. Scouting for the hospital and ensuring that the medical team available is efficient was done months before the delivery. Familiarity of the hospital and the doctors helped in making me feel reassured. In my case all this was well planned, therefore it was not a bad experience considering it was a twin pregnancy. The c-section was treated like a…

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Moms, we Need to Talk about Diastisis Recti – Parents Article

Mama Bean Parenting: Moms, we Need to Talk about Diastisis Recti Moms, we Need to Talk about Diastisis Recti It’s been seven years, three months and twenty two days since I gave birth to my first baby, and I am still recovering. A few minutes after my gorgeous, 9lb 8oz baby girl made her appearance into the world, I had what’s classed as a ‘major’ postpartum haemorrhage.  Within a matter of seconds, half of my blood volume had launched its…

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Uncensored Birth Photos are now ALLOWED on Facebook and Instagram – Parents Article

(Picture credit, @marijkethoen_birthphotography) In December 2017, Katie Vigos launched a petition asking that Instagram change its censorship policies to reclassify childbirth as educational material, rather than categorising it alongside “pornography, graphic violence and profanity.”  The petition essentially demanded that Instagram addresses its nonsensical stance that brith is too offensive for the public eye. Before the launch of this petition, moms posting birthing pictures to Instagram and Facebook risked having their photographs permanently deleted and even their accounts shut down.  Yet with…

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Our Childbirth Education Classes Have Moved To Cleveland Natural Birth – Parents Article

Are you interested in learning more about or enrolling in our amazing Birth Boot Camp childbirth education courses? Our popular childbirth classes have moved. Please check-out our ‘sister-site’ Cleveland Natural Birth to learn more about the prenatal wellness classes, childbirth education courses, and holistic parenting and newborn care workshops available to Cleveland and Akron families. Alayna Spratley, Ohio Director with The Nurturing Root is still facilitating all Birth Boot Camp – Natural Childbirth Education courses, now via Cleveland Natural Birth.…

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Introducing Piper Grey. Our Daughter. – Parents Article

I’m writing this from a very loved up cocoon. 13 days ago we met our precious daughter, Piper Grey. She was born via planned C section but came wide eyed and screaming into this world, just as I had hoped. She is perfection, All 3.42 kilograms and 50 cm of her. Just like her oder brother she was born with a mop of dark hair which I’m almost certain will, like his as well, fade, fall out, grow back blonde and then settle…

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Birth Story of the Week – Helen and Soren – Parenting Twins Article

This is Helen’s second appearance on the blog she also wrote her first birth story which is featured in my book ‘How To Grow A Baby And Push It Out’. Helen writes and publishes the magazine Lionheart, lives with her partner and 2 children in Bristol. I’m sitting here now with baby Soren right next to me, my rounded tummy still making for a good laptop perch, a yearning for chocolate digestives and a cup of Yorkshire tea. I’ll get…

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