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How I Healed My Gluten Intolerance – Part 2

Wow, here we are 3.5 years later. I’m still happy, healthy and living without any food sensitivities or intolerances! I had no idea when I wrote the introduction and part one of my story that it was going to take me YEARS to share the rest of my story. Honestly, had I known that pregnancy, […]

Nighttime Teething Solution Found! The Healing Hollow Review

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Wow it’s been an intense month. Truthfully it feels as though it has been MUCH longer then a month. I thought it was 2-3 months until I actually looked at the dates. Madison cut her first tooth on Christmas Day! Exciting and very easy to remember! Leading up to Christmas Madison was having some teething […]

The Conscious Birth of Madison Rose – Intervention-Free Home Water Birth | PART THREE | A Father’s Perspective

I love how deeply connected Rich was with us the whole time

My husband Rich wrote up Madison’s birth story within a week or two of her being born. Reading it 5 months later brought tears to my eyes. I’m so grateful that he took the time to write this up because all the details I thought were lost are captured in his story. It’s incredible how […]

Happy Baby Cheeks Vancouver Cloth Diaper Service Review (formerly Happy Nappy)

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We’ve been using Happy Baby Cheeks Cloth Diaper Service (former owners of Nappy Nappy) in Vancouver since Madison was born. She was an ounce short of 8lbs at birth and they fit her well from day one. Madison is just over 5 months old now and we’re still happy with our diaper service so it’s […]

Sept 30th Prenatal Class – 100% of Profit Donated to Shanti Uganda

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September 30th is quickly approaching… my first class back after my short maternity leave with Madison! I’m going to be very honest and transparent about what I’m experiencing as I get organized for my “return to work”. A part of me is excited to start teaching again because I LOVE Hypnobabies and the role it […]

The Conscious Birth of Madison Rose – Intervention-Free Home Water Birth | PART TWO

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Baby Madison is 2 months old! Wow, time sure does fly by with a newborn. In some ways it feels like she’s been a part of our family forever yet it feels like it was just last week that I pulled her up into my arms for the first time. I’ve been waiting for this […]

The Conscious Birth of Madison Rose – Intervention-Free Home Water Birth | PART ONE

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(Photo taken by Vairdy Photography 1 week before our birthing time started) My birth story begins on the morning of Monday June 4, 2012. The moon was full at 4am that morning. I woke up at 8am after a full nights sleep and discovered a mucousy discharge at 8:30am and wondered if I was losing […]

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

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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 […]

10 Reasons We Chose Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis

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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 […]

Pregnancy Photo Series – Week 38

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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 […]