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The Wisdom of Water Birth

August 26, 2015
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When a laboring woman steps into the birth tub the atmosphere changes, voices quiet and the softness of her body is noticeable. Midwives have known for decades that warm water is one of the most powerful tools we have in reducing pain and tension in child birth. And yet, in the medical model of care,…

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Watermelon Cooler Recipe For Families

July 1, 2015
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When it's this hot, there is one person that Thrive staff tend to turn to~ Tessa Mancini Gillen, our lovely nutritionist, herbalist, and local foodie. If you've met Tessa in person, you'll know that she always carries a large woven basket filled with homemade nutritious treats and jars of yummy hydrating juices and coolers. Yesterday,…

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