Prenatals at the beach

  On the First Friday of each month Growing Families Birth Center and Midwifery Services offers prenatal appointments at the St Augustine Beach pier. While awaiting your appoint time Belly Luv Yoga offers prenatal yoga on the beach. What could be more relaxing and and amazing?! Please visit their website http://www.growingfamiliesbirthcenter.com/ or …

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Melatonin and labor

I heard about the study that reaffirms what other mammals have known instinctively for thousands of years… birth should happen in a dark, comfortable place. It also helps explain why most women go into labor in the middle of the night. And why so many labors slow down or stall in a …

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A Rainbow Pregnancy

  On Friday, February 26, I had the blessing and honor of being present (though hiding a lot till the end ) of following a dear friend around St Augustine on a family scavenger hunt. This was no ordinary scavenger hunt , it would end in with a very special rainbow baby …

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What is a Subchorionic Hematoma ?

What is a Subchorionic Hematoma? “A subchorionic hemorrhage, also known as a subchorionic hematoma or simply SCH, is created when blood gathers in the space between the placenta and uterus. The technical term is chorion, but many doctors will simply call it a blood clot. These clots can be serious …

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Welcome Lukas | Jacksonville Birth Photographer | St Augustine Birth Photographer

Welcome Lukas Elliot! You were born at home in the water on August 26th, 2015 at 7:13 PM. you weighed 8 pounds and 4 oz  and were 20 inches in length. Your mommy was such a warrior during the over 24 hours of off and on contractions. But when your …

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Juice Plus vs Prenatals | St Augustine Doula | Jacksonville Doula

  When I was expecting my first child (now over 22 years ago) I did just about everything ‘by the book’  I took prescribed prenatals. My pregnancy and birth were actually great . I was also blessed with a very fussy colic baby. I quickly learned that the synthetic iron …

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Virtual Doula Services I St Augustine Doula | Jacksonville Doula

I have been serving as ‘doula’ for the past 21 years to close friends and family in a virtual way. They would call and text me often during pregnancy , labor and postpartum asking my advice. Either  face to face and via phone, text and Skype. I have decided to now …

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Strengthen your Pelvic Floor

“Squat 300 times a day, you’re going to give birth quickly.” – Ina May Gaskin That quote by Ina May Gaskin sounds daunting does’nt it? But seriously it is true. When I read that quote years ago I was like OH that must be why I have such fast easy …

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Heaven Sent

  Time heals all wounds they say. But guess what ? It just is not true, Loosing a child is like losing a  piece of your heart, and you never get  it back. A part of you is always missing and you actually never completely move on from it. This …

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Nursing Beyond

I am sharing this  Story about my son. Whom turned   6 years old on May 5, So hard to believe it has been 6 years since this happened. I know now through sharing many moms have learned from my experience. I successfully breastfed him in the NICU , he …

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