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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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Treasure Every Moment As A Mom? No way! ~ Tina Stanley, L.C.S.W.

August 4, 2015
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“Treasure EVERY moment?” Really? OK, all you nice old ladies out there. Listen up!!! Please stop telling all the moms with babies and toddlers to “Treasure every moment. It passes so quickly. This time when they’re little is so precious!”  Yeah, yeah, yeah… Perhaps you’ve forgotten how challenging it might be to treasure the many…

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Bee’s Books for Birth and Beyond

July 2, 2015
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Put your phones down, resist the urge to look up every sensation that you have on Google and throw away “What To Expect While You’re Expecting”. The title is perfect but the information is fear based and a constant reminder of what can go wrong week by week. Google is no better! More then half…

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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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