• 10 Positions for Labor

    Posted on January 24, 2017 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.

    Natural birth is a wonderful experience; however, you have to be prepared. Preparation cannot be emphasized enough. A woman’s body is designed to birth; however, historically we had wonderful support systems in place to help women cope with the overwhelming sensations that can come with birth. Hiring a Doula is one of the best things […]

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  • To the mom who is worn out, exhausted, and tired

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

    This is a letter to all the moms who are worn out, exhausted, and tired. I see you. I see the endless piles of laundry you do. I see the sink that is never empty because someone comes and fills it up the minute you clean it. I see the hundreds of pieces of legos […]

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  • 5 things You Need on your Baby Registry

    Posted on January 18, 2017 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.

    There is SO much available for new parents, it is both exciting and overwhelming to look at the list of things you MUST have before having your baby. There amount of gadgets, gizmos, and whos-a-whats-its is astounding. Here is a list of the FIVE things you must put on your list before the little one […]

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  • Birth Affirmation

    Posted on January 18, 2017 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.
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  • Birth Boot Camp Stats

    Posted on January 14, 2017 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.

      Birth Boot Camp has a proven track record of helping couples achieve their goals towards an unmedicated natural birth. Comparing the statistics with the national average: Over 60% had pain relief or epidural with labor (CDC) 33% C Section Rate (CDC), which was 7% in 1980 Couples who educated themselves with Birth Boot Camp […]

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  • Why Dad wants a Doula

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

    Often times I hear from mom or from dad even that they don’t need a doula because they are going to be there to support their wife. To which I say, “Awesome! I wouldn’t want it any other way.” I think of labor and birth support like a triangle. There is mom, dad, and me […]

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  • When should you take a childbirth class?

    Posted on January 11, 2017 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.

    Most quality childbirth classes are at least 8-12 weeks long. While there are shorter options available, I would argue that you can cannot be adequately prepared if you aren’t willing to put in the time. Many people take months to plan a wedding; and yet birth is just as important of an event in our […]

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  • Birth Boot Camp vs. Bradley vs. Hypnobabies

    Posted on January 10, 2017 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.

    A question I am often asked is, what is Birth Boot Camp and how is it different from things like The Bradley Method or Hypnobabies. While I like these programs and know they are very popular I want to explain some of the differences of birth boot camp. Birth Boot Camp is not a method […]

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  • Staying healthy through the winter

    Posted on January 5, 2017 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.

    Today I am veering off the “birth” related trail for a moment to talk about something that applies to everyone, whether pregnant or not. Staying healthy. This is very close to home as my little ones battle a yucky upper respiratory sickness that has led to lots of not sleeping, and crying. Poor kids! Required […]

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  • Choosing a Care Provider

    Posted on January 2, 2017 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.

      Hands down the most important thing in having a positive birth experience is choosing a care provider who you trust and who will support your decisions regarding your birth. Here are the top 10 ten things you should ask your provider when  you are interviewing them for your birth 1.How many natural births do […]

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