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How to Give Birth by Cesarean

While most people refer to this type of birth as a c-section, in Birthing from Within we prefer the term Cesarean Birth. By shifting our language, we acknowledge that no matter how a baby is born, that moment is still a profound rite of passage for the birthing parent that deserves to be honored as…

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Coping with Seasonal Allergies in San Antonio During Pregnancy

As Spring brings beautiful bluebonnets and sunny skies, it also brings an abundance of Live Oak pollen for San Antonio residents. I asked some local experts about how pregnant and nursing folks can safely treat seasonal allergies. They weighed in on prevention, symptom treatment, and managing side effects. This is what they had to say:…

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Creating a Village – The Challenge for Modern Parents

In the colonial United States, women in a community would attend to a mother during birth, and take turns caring for and feeding her family during the first 40 days postpartum. At the end of the initial postpartum period, a “groaning party” would be held to celebrate and thank those who came together on behalf…

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Fear and Birth: What is the Impact?

In a birth culture filled with messages that plant seeds of doubt about birth in expecting parents’ minds, it’s easy to understand how fear has come to have an unfavorable reputation. As pregnant parents navigate a medical system with soaring usage of medical intervention, and sift through a barrage of horrific birth stories from friends,…

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Changing Relationships: Things Nobody Told Me About Postpartum

Bringing a new baby into your family brings many big adjustments – your body, your finances, and your sleep schedule all have to bend and flex to make space for an additional family member. While friends and family tend to share about adjustments that come with parenthood, there are some pieces of the postpartum puzzle…

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