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Cord care Most umbilical cord stumps fall off around two weeks after birth.  It requires no special treatment other than to stay clean and dry. Make sure to fasten diapers and place bottoms below the stump to avoid rubbing.  If it gets dirty wash it lightly and blow...

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Breech? Now what?

Breech? Now what?

Breech presentation is defined by a baby who is presenting with the buttocks or feet closest to the cervix. At 28 weeks about 40% of all babies are breech, however only 3-4% of all babies will still be in a breech presentation at the time of birth.

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Negative Thinking: When to Ask for Help

Negative Thinking: When to Ask for Help

  Have you heard or said any of these statements before? I am weak. It's not supposed to be like this. This is not fair. Something is wrong with me. My body failed me. I’m a bad parent. I am out of control. I will never feel normal again. No one understands me. If I...

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The Grieving Body: a Body Without a Baby

The Grieving Body: a Body Without a Baby

After a miscarriages stillbirth the body grieves. There is the emotional and spiritual pain of loss of living  in a no-longer pregnant body.  Depending on the length of the pregnancy the reflection in the mirror may appear suspended between being pregnant and not...

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Meet Ursula

Welcome to Birth You Desire’s Blog! 

In my 19 years as a birth worker I have learned that as science and healthcare changes, our birth choices are changing too.  No matter where you will birth or who you will birth with, our bodies are designed to do this amazing work. Each of us should honor the innate wisdom in women’s bodies and the natural process. And yet sometimes, we need assistance. In those cases medical intervention may become necessary. The most important thing is that you have a choice. And if you know your options then you can make the best choice for your family. 

The purpose of this blog if to inspire families to better understand how their choices affect well-being, I hope you enjoy it!

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