Many folks ask us about exercise in pregnancy. We love this topic! A pregnant body loves to stay active, especially after the first trimester nausea has passed. Pregnancy is a time to keep doing what you love, whether that's yoga, hiking, swimming, or just about any other physical activity. This birther is doing her usual prenatal yoga on her due date. A few days later, she had her baby smoothly and gently at home. After some time to rest and heal, she will be back to doing yoga to build flexibility, focus and strength-- all good qualities for parenthood!
Wondering if your house is a good place to have a baby? As long as it's warm and cozy, and has easy access with a plowed road, then it's the perfect place! This family recently had their second child in a tiny house. This tiny baby just needs a warm space and his family's love to feel right at home.
One of the great things about being able to labor at home is being near all your loved ones, including your furry family members! This kitty considered himself an important part of the labor support team, and followed his mama everywhere. He even tried to join her in the tub once! Through a long labor, he offered his support. He is now very pleased with his new baby sibling.
We often find that pets like to observe their family during the labor process, although usually from more of a distance than this kitty!
Hello! My name is April. I created this blog while working at Full Spectrum Midwifery. Although it is now inactive, there's still lots of great stories and information here-- enjoy!