• When Mothering is Hard….

    Posted on May 19, 2017 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.

    There are days where being a mom is just plain hard. You spend your whole life waiting and waiting to be the most perfect, loving, thoughtful mother; and then reality strikes and you are impatient, tired, overworked, under-thanked, and just plain unhappy. We spend 9 (sometimes 10) glorious- or not so glorious months incubating our little […]

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  • Family-Centered Cesarean Birth

    Posted on April 30, 2017 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.

    There is a new buzz word in the birth world when it comes to Cesarean sections or births. With Cesarean birth on the rise, nearly 1 out of every 3 women will birth their babies through their abdomen. Currently the CDC estimates the numbers are around 33%  of women nationally birthing this way. Some hospitals […]

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  • Norah’s Birth Story

    Posted on April 29, 2017 by Bethany Melton in Labor and Birth.

    Elijah’s birth story has been so well received I figured it was time to move on a write my second born’s birth story. If you haven’t read his story you can find it here.  Thankfully hers is not nearly as long and drawn out, and much more peaceful. For this pregnancy I was decided to […]

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  • Elijah’s Birth Story

    Posted on April 9, 2017 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.

    It has taken me almost three years to write this post. I have had a word doc saved on my computer since E was one week old. Elijah’s birth was the event that set me on my path towards birth doula and childbirth education. My husband and I had been married 1 year exactly and […]

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  • Birth Boot Camp Schedule

    Posted on April 5, 2017 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.
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  • Pregnancy and Postpartum Resource Guide

    Posted on March 29, 2017 by Bethany Melton in Pregnancy.

                Do you know your support and resources for pregnancy, birth, and beyond. Many times  I meet moms who had a less than positive experience with their first birth, and then they get pregnant again. Man or man is it a different story. They start from scratch and begin building […]

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  • Why I became a Childbirth Educator?

    Posted on March 29, 2017 by Bethany Melton in Random Thoughts and Musings.

    The journey towards becoming a childbirth educator hasn’t necessarily been a straight path. Today I want to dive a little deeper into that journey for you. I am an RN and was trained medically in 2011. I worked at numerous hospitals, mostly in cardiac/ICU type care. While I enjoyed my job I began to realize […]

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  • What is Nitrous Oxide

    Posted on March 28, 2017 by Bethany Melton in Labor and Birth.

                 Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) is becoming more and common as a labor coping mechanism.  This strategy has been used for many years in places like England, the Netherlands, and more with great success. It is just catching on here in the US. Locally, we have quite a few hospitals […]

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  • Why you should take a live childbirth class

    Posted on March 21, 2017 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.

    There are so many great options when it comes to childbirth education. You can even take full classes online as well. This is great option for those who just can’t make a 10 week course work, either due to work or husband schedule or a full calendar. However, there are many great benefits to a […]

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  • Self- Care in Pregnancy

    Posted on March 15, 2017 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.

    Self Care is as important as exercise, eating right, and resting; especially when we are pregnant. The body is working extra hard to grow another human and self care is vital to thriving, keep stress levels down, and taking care of ourselves. Here are 5 things you can do to make sure you aren’t forgetting […]

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