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Posted on January 25th, 2013 by | 3 views | comments
by Joyce Moxley Thomas, MHA, CPM, LM Many American women are being told at the very end of their pregnancies to go to an ultrasound clinic and have a biophysical profile done. Most are impressed by the thoroughness of their practitioner and have no idea what this test involves or what sort of harm c...
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by Joyce Moxley Thomas, MHA, CPMCertified Professional Midwife, Licensed by the California Medical BoardCo-owner, AquaNatal Birth Center, Chino, CA Leg Cramps, Swelling, Varicose Veins and Hemorrhoids Beginning sometime in your third trimester, you may start to experience leg cramps – alone or with ...
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There is so much nutritional advice for pregnant women, and it’s easy to forget how important protein is during pregnancy. Protein is a building block for life itself, and especially for the life growing inside of you during pregnancy. It’s important to keep track of your daily protein intake to mak...
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By Joyce Moxley Thomas, CPM, LM Water birth is not a new concept. Women throughout history have given birth in water. Laboring in water has been an option for women in the US since the mid-1980s. Recently, water birth is experiencing a revival as more women choose this method for giving birth. Ther...
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by Joyce Moxley Thomas, MHA, CPM, LM Whether a baby is delivered vaginally or by C-section may affect the mother’s response to a baby’s cry. When my own daughter was born by Caesarean section delivery, I was surprised how uninvolved I was in the process. My body was numb, and my view of the surger...
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by Joyce Moxley Thomas, MHA, CPM, LM When evaluating the various pain relief options that you have for labor, it's important to consider every option. One choice that many women do not realize is an option is Nitrous Oxide. Otherwise known as "laughing gas," this pain relief option may be familiar ...
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by Joyce Moxley Thomas, MHA, CPM, LM  Your preconception nutrition is vital. It plays a surprisingly large roll in fertility. Even more surprising is how your body weight factors into your fertility. Almost everyone assumes that being overweight can negatively affect fertility. But did you realize t...
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by Joyce Moxley Thomas, MHA, CPM, LMMother of 4, Grandmother of Moira Elisabeth, Midwife to Many! Getting pregnant is easy for some, hard for others, and unexpected for quite a few! Luckily before you get pregnant is probably the best time to start preparing for your baby. When you make the choice...
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Babies born at AquaNatal Birth Center in Chino (www.AquaNatalBirthSpa.com) are getting their pure, worry-free first baths courtesy of products from Earth Mama Angel Baby®. The "Go Organic" program, which began in April, was started because the birth center made the decision to offer only personal ca...