Contractions—do not fear!
If you haven't discovered it yet, there is an easy "check the boxes" birth plan generator over at Earth Mama Angel Baby. Birth plans (though not set in stone, because every birth is a different journey) can be really helpful in clarifying what your wishes are. Then your doula, partner, and health care provider can best stand alongside you in achieving your dreams. Make yours today!
According to a Washington Post article, a study has been done that shows how women respond to the scent of a newborn baby. Among other things, the study showed that the scent of a new baby (even one who is not her own) gives women a mood boost similar to that of eating chocolate. That's one proof that women were made to be mothers! Read the brief article here: "The scent of a newborn baby: for moms it's as uplifting as chocolate, study says."
Melanie Ellison, Durango CO
Childbirth fascinates me, and I always love learning more tidbits about it and sharing them with you. I also post photo galleries here from my photoshoots. Sign up for the RSS feed below so you don't miss a post!