Pregnancy Photo Series – Week 39 – It’s a GIRL!

Madison Rose Ralph was born peacefully at home, in water on June 8, 2012 at 10:12am after a very long, intervention-free birthing process (full birth story coming soon!) She weighed 7lbs 15oz and was 20 inches long. I can’t believe Madison is already 4.5 weeks old as I type up this post! What an amazing […]

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10 Reasons We Chose Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis

Benefits During Pregnancy • Listening to daily pregnancy affirmations increased my confidence and trust in my body’s ability to grow and birth a healthy baby. • Daily hypnosis sessions enabled me to connect and bond with our baby in utero and experience deep states of relaxation on a regular basis. This has numerous long-term health […]

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Pregnancy Photo Series – Week 38

Vancouver Maternity Photographer: Vairdy Photography Wow 38 weeks!! We could meet baby anytime from now until the end of June. It’s becoming very real that we’re going to meet our little one soon! This week we did a couples maternity photo shoot with Vairdy Photography and like usual she captured so many amazing photos for […]

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Pregnancy Photo Series – Week 36

Vancouver Maternity Photographer: Vairdy Photography 36 Weeks! I’m so grateful for the beautiful henna belly art by Nicole from Healing Body Art in Vancouver and the gorgeous handwoven wrap that Becky from Uppymama in Alberta sent me! I feel very blessed. Here’s the “before” photo of the henna I took the day I had it […]

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Pregnancy Photo Series – Week 34

Vancouver Maternity Photographer: Vairdy Photography Lots of great things happening around here! I’m a week behind in posting these photos so I’ll update you to the 34 week mark and save the rest for next week We had an amazing weekend away on Salt Spring Island. After only 2 visits to the island we’ve decided […]

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Homeopathy for Natural Childbirth: A Simple Guide for Moms and Birth Professionals

Enjoy this informative guest post on Homeopathy for Natural Childbirth by Sonya McLeod from Little Mountain Homeopathy in Vancouver. I LOVE homeopathy and have been using it for years. It’s such a gentle, safe and natural approach, especially useful during pregnancy, childbirth and for babies and children! What is Classical Homeopathy? Classical homeopathy has been […]

Pregnancy Photo Series – Week 32

I LOVE cherry blossoms! The joys of Spring in Vancouver, BC. I’m so happy Vairdy Photography was able to capture these gorgeous shots. It was perfect timing for our biweekly photos as my favourite variety of the blossoms are in full bloom right now. Even though I’m really starting to feel the extra weight I’m […]

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Inspiration: A Beautiful Hypnobabies Birth Story!

A big THANK YOU to Christine Cortes for allowing me to share her beautiful Hypnobabies birth story with you! I’ve read A LOT of birth stories and this is one of my favourites! I love how she transitioned from – WHY on earth would I want to give birth naturally when epidurals are available to […]

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We’re PREGNANT! Expecting Baby #1 June 2012

We’re pregnant! What a magical day! Rich and I *knew* in our hearts that we were pregnant this month but we got confirmation this morning with a POSITIVE pregnancy test! Yippee! We are beyond excited and spent the day sharing our happy news with family and friends. Technically I’m almost 4 weeks pregnant but implantation […]

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