Episode 101 | April 14th
Fetal Development: The Second Trimester
Day by day, your baby is constantly growing inside you. This series breaks down how your unborn child is developing in the various trimesters. We continue our series with a look at what’s happening during the second trimester.
Episode 100 | April 7th
Gestational Diabetes: Managing Your Blood Sugar
You’ve been diagnosed with having gestational diabetes, which means your body is having a more difficult time breaking down sugars while pregnant. What are best ways ways to keep this temporary form of diabetes under control?
Episode 99 | March 31st
Body Changes During Pregnancy: The Placenta
Your body goes through many changes during pregnancy. This new series explores what’s happening within your body to help grow your baby and prepare you for motherhood. In this episode, we’ll focus on the placenta. What is it and what is its role during pregnancy?
Childbirth Preparation Methods: Sacred Pregnancy
In today’s western cultures, the typical pregnancy focuses on the baby to the exclusion of the woman herself, so that the entire experience has become more about preparing for the baby’s arrival than looking closely at oneself. Sacred Pregnancy helps the pregnant woman journey within herself to prepare for the birth of her baby.
Choosing Your Health Care Provider: Midwives
We’re continuing our series to help you choose the best health care providers for your birth. In this episode, we’ll explore the role of a midwife. What are a midwife’s primary responsibilities and how can you find the right one for you?
The Blessingway: A Baby Shower Alternative
The Blessing Way ceremony is growing in popularity. The alternative to a baby shower is an opportunity for experienced moms to celebrate their pregnancy and the birth experience they plan to have with the people who love and support them the most.
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