Prepare for Pregnancy, Birth, & Parenting

Why it matters how we are born

May 8, 2017

“The beginning of life is a very normal and natural, yet specific, event.” ~ Bettina Breunig, TEDx Talk Much of Western society chooses to view childbirth differences as merely a matter of personal choice. Rather, Attachment Parenting International (API) encourages us to recognize this important beginning in both our child’s life and our relationship with our […]

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8 tips to getting in touch with your highest self

April 10, 2017

One of my favorite expressions in the English language is “beside myself.” Not because I particularly enjoy being in that frenzied state, but because if you stop and think about it, who is the self you are actually beside? And how is it possible that there can be more than one self lined up in […]

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16 points to consider for your cesarean birth plan

April 5, 2017

Editor’s note: April is Cesarean Awareness Month, an international observance designed to reduce unnecessary Cesareans, advocate for Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC), and help women heal from the sometimes-difficult emotions surrounding a cesarean birth. While Attachment Parenting International (API) promotes childbirth options with the least interventions, we also recognize that there are certain situations that […]

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The importance of attachment cannot be overestimated

April 4, 2017
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Your Parent Compass: The ‘enlightened witness’

April 3, 2017

The latest Parent Compass has been released by Attachment Parenting International (API). Click here to read this thought-provoking message from the API cofounders, or sign up for an API Membership to receive this bimonthly enewsletter directly to your inbox. “April is both Child Abuse Prevention Month and Cesarean Awareness Month. These two important issues are […]

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What happens when you respond to your baby’s cry

March 31, 2017
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