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Engaging Baby in Labor

I was helping a mom during labor a few days ago and she was having a hard time getting baby to engage.  I remembered back to my spinning babies training and we did the abdominal lift for ten contractions.  After the third lift, things started changing.  She sat on the birth ball and did figure eights for about 15 contractions. We repeated that cycle many times.  Baby was engaged and she went from 4cm to complete in about two and half hours. Is your labor doula trained in how to use Spinning Babies? Source: Engaging Baby in...

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Free Childbirth Classes!

  Free Lamaze Childbirth Classes Your Birth is the Antelope Valley’s premier childbirth education and birth doula service.  Small business owner and military veteran Heather Turner has been helping women and families achieve their ideal birth since 2001.  Your Birth has the best childbirth classes and the most experienced birth doula labor support in the valley.   Source:  Your Birth Childbirth Classes |  Your Birth Childbirth Classes Six Weeks Sessions starting  the week of January 11th. Mondays 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Wednesdays 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm AVPH 44226 10th Street West Lancaster, CA 93534 Care Net 44733 No....

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11 Things I Love About My Car

There’s no denying that Volvo makes a safe vehicle that’s fun to drive.  The older model 240’s have become a classic, and the Volvo 240 Wagon is no exception.  So, let’s take a look at the 11 things I love about my car: 1:  NO car payments! This is the best thing about owning an older or a used vehicle.  My car payment is two or three trips to the gas station every month. 2:  She’s in good shape. I wish my body looked this good when I was 30 years old!  There’s only a few minor dings but overall there’s...

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Bengkung belly binding works, but don’t count on it.

Many women report that Bengkung Belly Binding feels great and helps them will all kinds of conditions.  One mom who had been wearing her wrap after giving birth only a few days prior reported “significant improvement in recovery” compared to a previous pregnancy.  Another said this is the quickest recovery she’s had is already “wearing most of my regular clothes at only 2 weeks from giving birth!”  Still another new mom reported that she’s “3 weeks postpartum and my belly is flat, with the inches shrinking!!”  This past weekend I was a vendor at a craft fair and wrapped a visitor to my booth.  A few hours later she said the wrap feels great and her headache was gone.  These are all first hand accounts of how Bengkung has worked. Bengkung belly binding is on the rise and many childbirth educators, doulas, and midwives are offering the service.  It’s quickly becoming very popular and with the feedback I’ve received from my customers you can see why.  Also, it doesn’t hurt that they come in a variety of colors and the Indian batiks are really pretty. However, claims of what belly binding can do for you are also becoming prevalent.  Every day I see someone praising the benefits of belly binding.  Sometimes, wrapping is recommended in combination with essential oils or some other type of belly paste.  Sadly, these claims can sometimes...

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