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Tag Archives: home birth

Rya {Flower Mound Birth Photography}

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Liliana {Richardson Birth Photography}

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Jasper {Coppell Birth Photography}

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Over the past 10 years I have been asked about everything from herbal baths to birth pools so I thought I would put together a list of some of the products you may have seen and wondered about.  I added a few of my favorite books also, including one for children that I bought for my own family when I was expecting my third child.  I will add to this list as I find appropriate links.

 

Pretty Pushers 100% Cotton Disposable Labor & Delivery Gown

The Pretty Pushers gown is an easy, inexpensive alternative to the standard hospital gown. And the best aspects of these delivery gowns are the openings in all the right places. Many modern labors involve epidurals, monitors, and other IV cords. Women are left disappointed by the traditional labor gowns which allow for none of the above! The Pretty Pushers gown was designed with a halter neck and low-cut back for epidural access. Additionally, there is an opening (with tie closure) at the front of the gown for both the fetal monitor and the mother’s monitor, if needed. Pretty Pushers utilizes as much recycled and recyclable material as possible in their packaging and shipping components. Of course as the company grows, so will their use of modern technology and ideas to lessen even more their impact on the environment. This company holds a strong social commitment, too…All products are 100% Made in America.

Find it on Amazon.com here.

 

 

Bintiva Peanut Ball, Including a Free Foot Pump, for Labor, Birthing, Physical Therapy, Fitness, and Exercise

This peanut ball is crafted from professional grade materials, and is similar to a standard stability ball. The difference being, that, peanut balls only move back and forth in one direction, versus the stability ball that is multidirectional. This provides more stability and control, and makes it ideal for therapy and rehabilitation use with children or seniors. The unique shape is also favored by midwives, and doulas, for use as a birthing ball.

Find it on Amazon.com here.

 

Regular Birth Pool In A Box Personal Tub With One Liner from Birth Pool in a Box

Birth Pool Designed For One Use, One Liner Included. Three Ring Design Features Six Outer Handles And An Interior Seat.

  • Over 16,000 women use it every year
  • It is reassuringly sturdy robust and has handles in all the right places
  • It has a built-in seat for bonding with your baby after birth
  • It is deep enough for birth and height can be adjusted
  • Number 1 selling inflatable Birth Pool

 Find it on Amazon.com here.

 


AfterBirth HerbalAfterBirth Sitzbath

In the days and weeks after birth, the vagina and surrounding tissue can be swollen and inflamed. WishGarden Herbs’ AfterBirth Sitzbath is an herbal soak made specifically for women post-birth to soothe minor irritations. A unique formula of herbs and sea salts that helps to restore delicate tissues after birth, AfterBirth Sitzbath can also be used to support a healthy urinary tract.   Find it on Amazon.com here.

 

 

 

 

 

Childbirth Without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth by Grantly Dick-Read

In an age where birth has often been overtaken by obstetrics, Dr Dick-Read’s philosophy is still as fresh and relevant as it was when he originally wrote this book. He unpicks every possible root cause of western woman’s fear and anxiety in pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding and does so with overwhelming heart and empathy. Essential reading for all parents-to-be, childbirth educators, midwives and obstetricians! Find it on Amazon.com here.

 

 

 

 

 

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth

What you need to know to have the best birth experience for you. Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, Ina May Gaskin, the nation’s leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to trust in the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy and fulfilling birthing experience. Based on the female-centered Midwifery Model of Care, Ina May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth gives expectant mothers comprehensive information on everything from the all-important mind-body connection to how to give birth without technological intervention. Find it on Amazon.com here.

 

 

 

 

Confident Birth by Susanna Heli

Your body already knows how to give birth – the only help it needs from you is to protect it from all the things that can shut it down, like fear or stress. Confident Birth gives you and your birth partner simple and dynamic tools to help you release your innate power for giving birth.   Find it on Amazon.com here.

 

 

 

 

 

Hello Baby by Jenni Overend

On a winter night, in a cottage far away from the town, Mum’s baby is ready to be born. The midwife arrives and the whole family prepare for the home birth. In this honest and moving portrayal, Jenni Overend and Julie Vivas celebrate the birth of a baby at home with warmth and joy. This is a book for the whole family to share in preparation for a home birth or the arrival of a new baby.  Find it on Amazon.com here.

 

 

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Olivia {Grand Prairie Birth Photography}

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Samuel {Corinth Birth Photography}

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Kannon {Haslet Birth Photography}

This was the 1st in a string of very quick births towards the middle/end of Summer.  Unfortunately, with this one I was called to come during late afternoon and was caught in rush hour traffic while driving to north Ft Worth.  This speedy delivery was a surprise to everyone – baby was born soon after the midwife and doula arrived, but sadly, before the birth assistant and I made it.  I walked in to a nursing baby and a very proud papa!

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