Breath of Life Blog

For women at all stages of motherhood

Balancing Life After Baby

Balance, by definition is, “an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady” or can also be defined as “a condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions.” Balancing life has been something I’ve...

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Feeding Your Baby: It’s ALL Good

So you’ve had your baby... Congratulations! Now all you have to do is keep it fed, happy and alive. EASY PEASY. HA! #SAIDNOMOMEVER Feeding your baby may “seem” like such an easy and straightforward thing to do--until suddenly it’s just not. THAT is the topic we will...

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Normalizing and Removing the Shame of Postpartum Depression

“We had to give her formula since you aren’t producing milk and the baby is underweight.” “Wait, what? Um, okay. I guess that’s fine.” Less than 24 hours after birthing a beautiful baby girl, this mama is already experiencing it…Mom guilt. A common assailant that...

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Dads and Postpartum Depression

When we hear people talk about postpartum depression, it's usually associated with new mothers.  But did you know that as many as 2,700 new fathers are diagnosed every day with Paternal Postnatal Depression (PPND)?  That's up to 1 in 4 new dads who are having trouble...

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International Doula Month

Happy International Doula Month! What a perfect time to showcase the wonderful Breath of Life Certified Doulas, a group of nationally-certified birth doulas who also completed a customized, day-long, hands-on training right here at the birth center so they can better...

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Cesarean Facts

Time for some straight facts about cesareans: Cesarean operations are the most common surgeries performed in the United States More than a third (32%) of the nearly four million babies born every year in the United States are brought into the world by cesarean....

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Prevention for Cervical Cancer

Has it been a while since you had your last Pap test? If it's been less than three years, then you're not late at all! Experts now recommend that women over the age of 21 have a Pap test to check for precancerous cells on the cervix only once every three years....

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A Holiday K.I.S.S.: Keep It Simple and Sane!

Becoming a new mom or dad at any time of the year is stressful, but add in the obligations and stress of the holidays, and new parents have a double-recipe for losing it! Don’t let that happen! Follow these simple tips for keeping stress levels to a minimum and stay...

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Nitrous Oxide for Labor

Nitrous oxide has been an option for pain relief at the dentist's office for decades. But nitrous oxide has also been used for pain relief by women in labor since the 1800s. It was widely used throughout Europe and the United States through the early 1900s, but when...

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