• 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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  • When things don’t go as planned

    Posted on March 13, 2017 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.

    Today I am reminded that we can do everything, “right” and still have things happen that we don’t expect or aren’t prepared for. As parents obviously we want what is best for our children. So we plan and prepare. We take classes, we work on the nursery, we pick out names. We do everything we […]

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  • The Golden Hour

    Posted on March 1, 2017 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.

           The golden hour is one of the most beautiful times a family gets in life, period. Mom has worked so hard to birth her baby and now gets to revel in the wonder of this new being that has entered their lives. The golden hour is defined as the 60 minutes directly […]

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  • What to do in Early Labor?

    Posted on February 20, 2017 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.

      Have you ever thought about what you are going to do in the early labor phase of your birth story. Many couples forget to think about this time and assume they will rush directly to their place of birth right after their water breaks, only to have their baby days later. Early labor is […]

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  • 3 Things Every New Mom Needs to Hear

    Posted on February 13, 2017 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.

    You’ve had your baby…now what? What a beautiful new adventure that is ahead. Adjusting to life with a new one can be challenging, joyful, life giving, and exhausting all at the same time. There are three things I wish every new mom heard before they begin that beautiful process of adjusting. Three things that I wish […]

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  • Should you really hire a birth photographer? Part II

    Posted on February 6, 2017 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.

    Amanda has been answering our questions about birth photography. Here is part two of her interview in giving us a glimpse into her world! Don’t miss her amazing deal this month! Book today!  Why hire a professional birth photographer? Why not take the photos ourselves? This is a very important point when deciding how you […]

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  • Should you really hire a birth photographer?

    Posted on February 6, 2017 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.

    Birth Photography is a newer and beautiful branch of photography, that seeks to capture some of the most intense and powerful moments of your life. I personally didn’t have a birth photographer at my firstborn’s birth and did with my second; I regret not having her for the first. You will never get those seconds […]

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