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The First Hour after Birth: A Baby’s 9 Instinctive Stages

The First Hour after Birth: A Baby’s 9 Instinctive Stages So much effort is devoted to preparing for labor and birth throughout pregnancy, but what happens after the baby is born?! One minute, your baby was in your womb, and the next, you deliver him/her Earth-side. I sure felt like it was a shock. Did you […]

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2015-2016 Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Guide

We are so excited to present this new resource of expecting and new moms! We know that pregnancy and the postpartum period can be a difficult time, but we are lucky to live in a community with so many fabulous resources! Our Pregnancy and Postpartum Support guide is full of sponsors and businesses around Vermont that […]

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The benefits of a Doula

Doula Support? YES

Doula support? YES More and more individuals and families are choosing to use the support of a Doula during their childbearing year, and specifically during the birthing process. I am a certified professional midwife, certified doula, and mother who used both midwives and a doula during my birth experience. As a care provider and recipient […]

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The Importance of Postpartum Nutrition

There is no doubt that giving birth requires phenomenal physical, emotional, and spiritual energy. I certainly felt zapped and depleted for weeks after giving birth to my daughter. Nutrition, rest, and complimentary therapies work wonders in helping the body restore its vital energy in the immediate postpartum. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the body loses […]

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8 Surprising Things I Learned from HypnoBirthing

8 Surprising Things I Learned From Hypnobirthing

Hypnobirthing? Hypnosis for Birth? Hyp-NO-WAY-did-she-really-do-that-birthing? However you say it, I’m here to share some things I learned from my experience. I first heard about hypno-birthing because both of my sisters used the method during their pregnancies and deliveries. They both remember their experience fondly, years later, and I am grateful to them for encouraging me […]

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The Making of Mothers: Vermont Midwives Association

It’s not just the making of babies, but the making of mothers that midwives see as the miracle of birth. Barbara Katz Rothman We are so thankful to Vermont Midwives Association for sponsoring our “How I Became a Mother Series”! These beautiful women have helped countless Vermont families bring their little ones into this world […]

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How I Became a Mother: Still a work in progress.

BurlingtonVT Moms Blog is partnering with Vermont Midwives Association to bring you our latest series titled “How I Became a Mother” in honor of Mother’s Day.  Each of us has a unique journey on how we got here…here being in this crazy thing called motherhood.  Some of us have grown our families through adoption, some through […]

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Body After Babies :: Ode to my Body

This body. This tired, strong, overworked body. Two boys breathed through this body, stretched skinny baby legs up into its rib cage, made its insides jump with little baby hiccups. This body fearlessly delivered two boys earthside, nursed life into them. These arms cradled tiny, bobbing heads, nuzzled the fuzz of new, soft hair. Upon […]

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