Prepare for Pregnancy, Birth, & Parenting

Interview Series: Amber Strocel

January 17, 2011

Today we are excited to introduce another API Speaks blogger to you.  Amber is a mother of two and hails from Vancouver!  Read on to learn about her tips for successful relationships (she and her husband have been together for 20 years!), her big venture to help people live intentionally, and how she balances it […]

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Worry Over Miscarriage

January 13, 2011

By Rita Brhel, www.theattachedfamily.com At the end of December, I found out that I’m pregnant with my third child. My first emotion was pure joy and uncontainable excitement. My second emotion was worry. Worry over the health of my baby, worry over the fear of miscarriage. Not that I have any particular reason to worry, […]

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What’s the Big Deal with CIO?

January 7, 2011

See what’s going on in Attachment Parenting this week on The Attached Family online magazine: What’s the Big Deal with CIO? Among parents of infants these days, there is constant debate about how to respond to a baby’s cries. On one hand, there are proponents of the “cry it out” method, where the baby is […]

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Choosing Midwifery Care

November 12, 2010

Long before I was pregnant, I knew that I wanted to have midwifery care. It was the first decision I made in preparation for pregnancy and birth. Now, looking back as the mother of a 5 1/2-year-old and a 2-year-old, I’m glad that I made that decision. I’ve had two midwife-attended births, and I would […]

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Going Against the Grain: Labor and Delivery

November 11, 2010

I wrote here about the struggles that arise when your parents disagree with your parenting.  The feedback was overwhelming and I have decided to share my own story of going against the grain and my path to attachment parenting.  I do this in the hopes that you will take a few minutes to share your […]

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Going Against the Grain: Pregnancy

October 18, 2010

I wrote here about the struggles that arise when your parents disagree with your parenting.  The feedback was overwhelming and I have decided to share my own story of going against the grain and my path to attachment parenting.  I do this in the hopes that you will take a few minutes to share your […]

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What Makes for a Positive Birth Experience?

June 4, 2010

My two children were both born in midwife-attended hospital births. I opted against using epidural anesthesia for a number of reasons. But the biggest factor, for me, was that with excellent support and relatively short labors I found the discomfort manageable. I trusted my husband and the midwives who were there with me. Looking back, […]

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Spring Mini Series Installment #3 – De-moralizing mom

May 31, 2010

I will start with a direct quote from Babywise because when I read it I actually had to re-read it several times to make sure that I had read it correctly. I quote from page 150 of Babywise “Mother’s decision without assessment can be dangerous… They should not be driven by their emotions.” It isn’t […]

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