Bold Turquoise

Oct 10 2013

What position is baby in? (Day 10- Bellies, Birth and Babies)

So, we all know what a breech baby is and we all hope to never have to face that circumstance, but have you ever heard of a posterior baby or transverse? Ladies, when it comes to baby's optimal position for birth it goes way beyond just head down in order for things to truly go… Read more…

Oct 8 2013

Perks of a Waterbirth (Day 8- Bellies, Birth and Babies)

There is nothing quite like water for birth! I mean, it makes sense, doesn’t it? A nice warm bath is often what we turn to for soothing relaxation when we aren’t in labor, so it only stands to reason that it would do the same when we are in labor! Personally, I have used water… Read more…

Oct 7 2013

Where ‘ya gonna birth?! (Day 7- Bellies, Birth and Babies)

You've chosen your care provider. You're eating lots of protein and taking a rockin' birthing class. Now, where are ya' gonna' have this kid?! A Confession If you read my story then you know I have had both hospital and homebirths, so as I write this post I can say that I am coming from… Read more…

Oct 5 2013

31 Days of Bellies, Birth and Babies

This is the main hub for my 2013 “31 Days of… ” series. If you are here from the 10 Day hopscotch from iHomeschool Network you’re in the right place too (you just get an extra 21 days to tickle your fancy!). Here is where you can come for links to all the posts, videos… Read more…

Oct 4 2013

Protein in Pregnancy (Day 4- Bellies, Birth and Babies)

This post contains affiliate links. For my full disclosure policy, see here. What builds babies? Protein, that's what! What keeps mama healthy during pregnancy? You guessed again- protein! It is crucial to get 80-100 grams of protein per day during pregnancy in order to keep your baby thriving and to help prevent yourself from getting… Read more…

Oct 3 2013

Finding a Good Birthing Class (Day 3- Bellies, Birth and Babies)

Second only to choosing a good provider, I believe getting educated is crucial to having a safe and healthy pregnancy, birth and postpartum recovery. If you don't become educated about pregnancy, birth and postpartum it is impossible to make informed choices for yourself and your baby. While I am very supportive of reading lots of… Read more…

Oct 2 2013

Choosing a Care Provider (Day 2- Bellies, Birth & Babies)

This post is part of the 31 Days Series- Bellies, Birth and Babies from a Doula's Perspective. Visit here to learn more! One of the single most important decisions you can make about your pregnancy, birth and postpartum care is who will be your care provider! Now let me just say, right off the bat,… Read more…