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Introduction to Cloth Diapering

Introduction to Cloth Diapering I’m a cloth diapering mom of three. Yep, three in diapers! My 3 year old toddler (who is finally getting the hang of potty training), and 7 month old twins. I don’t pretend to be an expert when it comes to cloth, but I’ve got a few years’ worth of experience under my belt and am happy to share my knowledge with other families. Cloth diapering can be intimidating at first, and seem super overwhelming. So, I’ll share a few simple tips here and if you want to learn more, join me at the Introduction...

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Braxton Hicks or Labor Contractions

Many moms, whether first time moms, previous scheduled cesarean or induced moms get anxious wondering if they will prematurely go to their midwife or hospital due to Braxton Hicks, which are irregular contractions or “false labor”. While some Braxton Hicks are often unnoticeable, some can feel like real contractions, so this is a great tool in determining if those truly are labor producing contractions. With Braxton Hicks, they are infrequent, irregular and not usually intense. They also have no pattern, don’t intensify, aren’t predictable and will taper off and disappear. Some women don’t ever feel them and some only report feeling “uncomfortable”....

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Evidence on Membrane Sweeping

Has your doctor told you that  ‘if you don’t go into labor by  X  weeks, I’m going to strip your membranes.’?  Or worse yet, has your doctor performed a membrane sweep without your consent?  Are there times a membrane sweep can help?  What are the Pros and Cons?  Watch the video to see what you can learn about membrane sweeping!!! For the full article,...

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