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Changing the World Through Beautiful Birth Experiences

I love all things about birth, especially natural birth. I love to inspire women to believe they can have the birth of their dreams! If you also love a beautiful birth story, support those who want to experience a natural birth, or explore yourself for inner growth and happiness through the power of birth, then read on.

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Planning a VBAC? Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor

As a labor and delivery nurse for over a decade, I have helped many women achieve their goal of having a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). With my insight of knowing my providers and behind the scenes discussions, I want to let you in on a little secret, not all doctors are bad, not all doctors “won’t let” you, and not all doctors have a choice. There is more to it than meets the eye.

Top 3 Ways To Avoid a Cesarean Birth

Planning for a CB might be necessary if your provider or hospital doesn’t support vaginal birth after cesarean birth, so a repeat cesarean is required, if the baby is in the breech position, or there are multiple babies such as twins, triplets, or more and your provider chooses CB over breech or multiple pregnancy vaginal delivery

The Invisible Process at Birth

It seems to be pretty common practice these days to encourage skin-to-skin contact directly after birth. The benefits have been shown to calm and relax the mother and baby, regulate the baby’s heart rate, breathing, temperature, and blood sugar. It stimulates their digestion and interest in feeding, and stimulates the release of hormones to support breastfeeding and mothering. 

How To Birth a Big Baby

When you're having a bigger baby, it is very important to be able to have as much mobility and freedom inside your pelvis as possible, because you have to create enough space for your baby to navigate through. One part of your soft tissues is a connective tissue called fascia. Fascia weaves all through your muscles, tendons, ligaments, membranes, even your bones. Fascia is actually what allows these soft tissue in your body to stretch and contract. 

About the Author

Hi, I'm Marya Eddaifi

I was only 22 when I had my son. It wasn't the best experience but I didn't know better.

It wasn’t until after I became a Labor and Delivery nurse did I realize how badly I was treated and grieved over my birth. Did I tell you this was 15 years later?

After realizing how nurses and medical providers impact such a huge life event, it became my mission to change the world through beautiful birth experiences!