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7 Weird but Clever Labor Coping Tips for a Blissful Birth

Planning a natural birth and want to make sure you are ready? You’ll want to know about these weird labor coping tips that will help you manage pain and get through labor without drugs. Avoid the epidural, cope through transition, and use these techniques for natural pain relief during labor. When you’ve been involved in …

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Best Essential Oils for Labor and Birth

Looking for the best essential oils for labor and birth? Essential oils can be useful for every birth, whether needed for calming, grounding, pain relief, or helping bring on consistent contractions. Don’t underestimate the power of essential oils as a part of your birth toolkit. Can you use essential oils during labor? Yes! You can …

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Practicing Relaxation Before Labor

When planning your natural birth, have you considered practicing relaxation before labor? This type of practicing beforehand can be so helpful when you’re right in the midst of giving birth. Here’s how practicing relaxation ahead of time helped me, and how you can benefit from this easy-to-implement practice as well.  Learning About A Daily Relaxation …

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30+ Revealing (and Surprising!) Pros & Cons of Getting an Epidural

Honest and real epidural pros and cons are not always easy to come by. I’ve got a list inspired by real women with real experiences on all the pros and cons regarding having an epidural during labor. This long list is a great place to start your research on whether or not you want an …

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