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A Teaser from the next book called, PUSH! The Sequel

The Tooth Fairy Or Why Can’t All Babies Be Welcomed Like This? Renya was expecting her first baby, and she and Chris weren’t sure yet what planet they have landed on. Baby showers, advice from aunts and uncles they haven’t spoken to in years, doctor appointments, urine samples, GBS testing, no more smoking, low-sugar diets, ultrasounds, no more Coca Cola, and definitely no joints, alcohol, or all-night parties. And when did Chris’ mom start hanging out at Baby Gap stores,

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more birth quotes from my next book, PUSH! the Sequel, coming soon!

Paul Michael Bedell’s happiness mantra is: “If you can do something, or believe you can, begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic within it!”  “Each moment in time we have it all, even when we think we don’t.” ~ Melody Beattie  “All over the world there exists in every society a small group of women who feel themselves strongly attracted to giving care to other women during pregnancy and childbirth. Failure to make use of this group of highly

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some of my birth favorite quotes

A Quaker friend once posed this question to me: why is breast milk so good?  Answer: Because it is always warm, it’s always ready, and it’s up high where the cats can’t get it! (and it is free!) In pursuing happiness, he suggests, “We should have more trust in our own resilience and less confidence in our predictions about how we’ll feel. We should be a bit more humble and a bit more brave.” ~ Daniel Todd Gilbert, Professor of Psychology at

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Birth: The Conference in Romania in 2019!

Birth: The Conference in Romania in 2019! I’ve been invited to address an audience of young families and professionals in Romania this coming summer. I am reprinting my earlier article about them here to bring you up to speed on who these amazing people are: I have dedicated my next book called, PUSH! The Sequel to the brave, revolutionary young families of the Muntele Rece district of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Against all odds they are taking back control of their lives and the

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Even the Royals are Getting it Right!

Meghan Markel: doula forced to address reports she is working with Duchess Meghan Markel. With her spring due date looming, the Duchess of Sussex will be putting together her birth plan. Previous reports claimed that Meghan has hired a doula as a well as a midwife to help deliver her baby, but it seems the speculation couldn’t be further from the truth. Mother-of-three Lauren Mishcon, the doula in question, has denied the reports, explaining to The Jewish Chronicle: “It’s the result of a

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The simple life: Birth in a log cabin

The Simple Life… Which was anything but. Back to the earth. Homesteading. The Simple Life. It was the hardest years of my life. We romanticized it. No TV coming in to brainwash our children. Grow your own food. Sit by the fire place and read stories every night by candle light from the candles you made with the kids, squeaky water pump, and chickens. No electricity, no running water. But, hey, most of the 3rd world lives this way already, right? photo: C.

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Birth plans – Do we need them? Do we want them? Do they work?

But first: Amy Poehler’s Over-The-Top ‘Birth Plan’ American actress, comedian, director, producer, and writer. Borrowed here without permission. By ParentsCanada on April 21, 2015 We are looking forward to the birth of our child and ask that the following wishes be respected during our birth process. We have chosen to give birth in a hospital because of the outstanding facilities it makes available to us. We would also like to deliver our baby in a hospital since we spent most

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Wet Nurses and other Alternatives to Bonding

Only in our Western Society has anyone ever asked, ‘what will I feed my baby?’ and ‘where should my baby sleep?’ No other mammals dress their little mammals, nor has another mammal ever looked for an alternative to breast milk (or decided that breasts were for sex and not milk.) We are so very smart that we have thought up all these wonderful anti-bonding behaviors, probably while seeking our own convenience (or pleasure, or both) apart from our babies. This

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Instinct or Social Norms?

Follows is an excerpt from my next book, Stone Age Babies in a Space Age World: Babies and Bonding in the 21st Century, pending publication. Where have our instincts gone? And why do we deny them? We aren’t completely bereft when it comes to sex, though our bedrooms seldom come under public scrutiny, however this age of psychotherapy finds us feeling guilty and puzzling over conflicting feelings about ourselves and our urges. And our parenting skills. Why?      

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How much is a birth worth? (published without permission from my author-friend Meg.)

Main menu Skip to content HOW MUCH IS A BIRTH WORTH? POSTED ON DECEMBER 24, 2018 BY MEG CORRIGAN Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. Luke 2:1  Parents Magazine recently reported on a few of the more luxurious birthing options in the US. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center delivery suites are designed to look and feel

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