DIY Nature’s Pregnancy Pain Relief Kit
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DIY Nature’s Pregnancy Pain Relief Kit

Who doesn’t have the occasional sore back or achy feet with pregnancy? Here’s a great little kit you can make yourself to help soothe yourself when your maternity massage therapist is on vacation. It’s a great money-saving quick fix, too. It’s especially fun to use when your significant other can help! What You Need –Essential…

Second Month of Pregnancy: Survival Mode
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Second Month of Pregnancy: Survival Mode

Image by Ingrid Franz Moriarty By the second month, most moms-to-be know they’re expecting. This stage may seem a bit surreal in your mind, while your body faces reality head-on. Many experience fatigue, breast tenderness, digestive upsets and “morning sickness,” which can honestly be “all day sickness.” Nausea and throwing up lie on a spectrum…

Summer Holiday Safety Tips for the Preggo & Post Partum Mom
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Summer Holiday Safety Tips for the Preggo & Post Partum Mom

What first comes to mind when I ask you about summer holidays and safety?  I’m a product of my generation and immediately think of car accidents (aka drinking and driving) or when it comes to the 4th of July, firecracker safety.  What do either of those activities have to do with pregnancy and post partum? …

Taking Care of your Baby Gear: Top 4 Safety Hazards That Can Compromise Your Gear
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Taking Care of your Baby Gear: Top 4 Safety Hazards That Can Compromise Your Gear

  One of the most important purchases a new parent makes is a car seat and stroller. Children spend many hours sleeping, eating, and drinking in their car seat or stroller. It is easy for parents to think less about the care of these items. While regular messes, like sand, playground dirt, etc. – usually…

#ThankfulThursday – Pregnancy is Internal
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#ThankfulThursday – Pregnancy is Internal

Photograph by Ingrid Franz Moriarty, all rights reserved What does Pregnancy is internal mean? Kind of like what does Pregnancy Awareness mean, right?  It’s 1 part “duh” and another part “ahhh”.    There is so much happening inside our bodies when we are pregnant, think of it for a moment.  Life is being created, inside…

Parenting in Front of Your Parents: Helpful Tips
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Parenting in Front of Your Parents: Helpful Tips

Whoever came up the old saying “you can’t live with them, you can’t live without them” must have been referring to their parents or in-laws. Nothing challenges your relationship with your parents more than joining their ranks and becoming parents yourselves. Having your own child often stirs up feelings about both the positive and negative…

Baby Knows Best – Why RIE? A taste of this amazing method in parenting.
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Baby Knows Best – Why RIE? A taste of this amazing method in parenting.

Anna and I had the wonderful experience of participating and being taught parenting education classes through the RIE method in Los Angeles with all of our children. It is a method that is focused on parenting infants through the 2 year of life. My memories of those parenting classes was that they felt more like…

Pleasure is a Top Indicator of Safety in Childbirth
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Pleasure is a Top Indicator of Safety in Childbirth

Photo courtesy of Pain to Power Online Childbirth Classes and Videos  “If I don’t know my options, I don’t have any.” ~ Diana Korte When you think of pleasurable birth, is safety the first thing that comes to mind? Safety is where pleasurable births begin. To find pleasure in childbirth feeling safe is best achieved…

PAM 2009
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PAM 2009

PAM 2009 is underway.  The PAM Team is gearing up for a fabulous LA kick-off event, this year’s “Motherhood Begins Now” event will be on Saturday May 2nd.  We purposefully chose a weekend so that working mom’s/mom’s-to-be and their families can also join in the fun.  We will have our Mommy Lounge with wonderful spa…

Are You Full Yet Mama? Morning Sickness and Food
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Are You Full Yet Mama? Morning Sickness and Food

  Image by Ingrid Franz Moriarty, all rights reserved We are officially in the throes of the official hunger games for families and children….the Holiday Season!  I personally couldn’t believe how much I could stuff my belly this past Thanksgiving, and remembered the time when I was in the middle of my first Trimester, preggo,…

Fit After Cesarean
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Fit After Cesarean

  Fact : One in four babies born in the United States are born cesarean section. (That’s about 1 million deliveries per year) Cesareans have been part of human culture since ancient times. According to Greek mythology Apollo removed Asclepius, from his mother’s abdomen.  The term is commonly believed to be derived from birth of…