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Pam Weaver

Natural Pregnancy Tip for Morning Sickness

Topic | 2/4/2019

Your pregnancy is speeding by – you’re suddenly halfway there! Your home is ready and your heart is more than ready for your little one. The nursery prep and the shopping are mostly done and you can just imagine the thrill of rocking this tiny person and singing lullabies. You were made for this – mothering – and your heart is bursting with anticipation. You can’t help wondering who this baby might look like and what genes might predominate. And, you’re also thinking of the “bridge” you must cross into motherhood, the bridge of birth...

Pam Weaver

Hospital Bag Essentials

Topic | 1/4/2019

It’s almost d-day!! What are you packing in your hospital bag? Clothes for you, dad, baby. Munchies. Maybe some essential oils and a diffuser. How about a birth ball and a hand massager? Oh, and how about some lotion for a dreamy foot rub to help stimulate labor? Toiletries, camera and, of course cell phones and chargers. A few more munchies and you’re good to go! But, wait! There’s one more essential for your hospital bag – your Labor Link! Don’t have one yet? This amazing tool for birth is indispensable for the pushing stage and gives you a great advantage for the most difficult portion of your labor....

Pam Weaver

You’re Ready for Baby but are you Ready for Birth?

Topic | 12/4/2018

Your pregnancy is speeding by – you’re suddenly halfway there! Your home is ready and your heart is more than ready for your little one. The nursery prep and the shopping are mostly done and you can just imagine the thrill of rocking this tiny person and singing lullabies. You were made for this – mothering – and your heart is bursting with anticipation. You can’t help wondering who this baby might look like and what genes might predominate. And, you’re also thinking of the “bridge” you must cross into motherhood, the bridge of birth...

Pam Weaver

Learning About Labor Helps Allay Fears for Natural Birth

Topic | 11/4/2018

A quick review of anatomy and physiology is a great starting point to help resolve fears about labor. The big player, the uterus, is an amazing multilayered muscle which, in its non-pregnant state, is about the size of your fist. Like every muscle, it needs hydration and calories for energy to prevent fatigue and improve performance. If you sense that labor is near, consider “carbing up” more than usual to store extra energy calories. Hydration is also a huge component for optimal labor. Hopefully you will be encouraged to eat and drink throughout the process...

Pam Weaver

Getting ready for your birth

Topic | 10/4/2018

Giving birth is a life-changing event and one you never forget. So how do you prepare to optimize and make it “you-nique”? Beginning with the precept that birth is a natural, normal event for women you can prepare yourself physically and emotionally. Surrounding yourself with people who advocate for natural birth will help your build confidence in birth and deal legitimately with whatever questions and fears you may have. Take time to choose your caregiver carefully with the advice of friends and by checking reviews.......

Giving birth is a life-changing event and one you never forget. So how do you prepare to optimize and make it “you-nique”? Beginning with the precept that birth is a natural, normal event for women you can prepare yourself physically and emotionally. Surrounding yourself with people who advocate for natural birth will help your build confidence in birth and deal legitimately with whatever questions and fears you may have. Take time to choose your caregiver carefully with the advice of friends and by checking reviews. Since the majority of women are considered low-risk, the midwifery model of care is a viable option for many. It affords a personalized relationship throughout prenatal care and during delivery as well. Childbirth educators are an enthusiastic resource for you and a childbirth class creates an opportunity for sharing and comparing pregnancy concerns, questions and all those niggling “what ifs” that otherwise may remain as a nebulous cloud of concerns, waiting to rain on your birth. Childbirth classes help you face birth without fear. Doulas are also a special gift to give yourself as part of your birth preparation. This may be your best requisite for your birth, especially if you plan to birth in a hospital. Having a doula assures you someone who can and will advocate for you when you are especially vulnerable and you are in the care of hospital staff who, however well meaning, are less equipped to attend to comfort measures and to advocate for you. If you don’t have a doula, a good friend or family member who is a natural birth advocate can be invaluable as an encouragement to you. Happy birthing and don’t forget to put your Labor Link with your other birth supplies!

Pam Weaver

Labor Link Launch

Topic | 10/4/18

Launching Labor Link has been rather like the delight of finding out you’re pregnant. The excitement! The planning and anticipation! Then comes the morning sickness and the stretch marks and the waddle…day-to-day reality hits! How hard can this be, we thought. Designing, ordering, business advisor, media company, bookkeeper, lawyer, contract employees, manufacturing, shipping preparation and, oh yes, a brand new mini goldendoodle puppy thrown in just for fun! Finally, here we are ready to launch our labor-of-love –the Labor Link.......

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Launching Labor Link has been rather like the delight of finding out you’re pregnant. The excitement! The planning and anticipation! Then comes the morning sickness and the stretch marks and the waddle…day-to-day reality hits! How hard can this be, we thought. Designing, ordering, business advisor, media company, bookkeeper, lawyer, contract employees, manufacturing, shipping preparation and, oh yes, a brand new mini goldendoodle puppy thrown in just for fun! Finally, here we are ready to launch our labor-of-love –the Labor Link. Our storehouse is bursting at the seams with multiple fabric designs and color combinations! Our gung-ho media team and folks working alongside us from the start have enabled us to produce a new low-tech revolution that is ‘overdue’ for birthing women! We are excited to present this new “baby” to natural birth advocates, pregnant women and birth professionals. Every fabric and color combination has been lovingly chosen to fit your unique style. Every detail of your Labor Link will surpass your expectations and it will become an essential asset for your birth. We look forward to hearing your birth story and wish you the very best birth experience possible! Happy birthing!