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There Is No Try

“Do or do not, there is no try. You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.” ―Anonymous

A few days ago Zach and I were doing our grocery shopping. My little man sat in the shopping cart, shooting two-tooth grins to anyone within range (except old men, he seems to dislike old men...). I wedged my cart between the deli section and the iced tea display and was making my beverage selection when a young man turned towards us. He couldn't have been more than 22 years old.

"What a great baby," he said....

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ImprovingBirth.org - A rally for change!!!

Did you know that every year,more than 729,800 unnecessary and elective C-sections are performed in the United States? Watch the video below to find out what this is doing to our infant and maternal mortality rates (hint: it's not good), and check out the risks of C-sections for mom and baby. Then, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!!

Join the National Rally for Change organized by ImprovingBirth.org!! Visit their website, find your city on their map, and become part of the solution!

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Zach's Home Birth Story

I knew that home birth was right for me ever since I did my Montessori Children's House training, learned about Dr. Frederick Leboyer, and read "Birth Without Violence" (click the link to download the free pdf). In the course we discussed the importance of a natural and intervention-free birth, and I knew that in the current obstetrical climate of unnecessary interventions and C-sections my best chance at going natural would be to stay away from hospitals. I got pregnant for the first time at...

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