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Oliver’s Birth Story (Baby #5!)by  

The weeks and days leading up to Oliver’s birth were a whirlwind.  We had only returned from 3 months of traveling/working/living in Europe 8 weeks before. Right on the tails of that, we were trying hard to finish up the... Read More

5 Practices of Natural Motheringby  

Please note that today's post is not intended to make any mother feel "unnatural" or that this way of mothering is "better" than or superior to other ways. I am friends with plenty of mothers who do not chose these... Read More

Our Experience with Newborn Chiropractic Care and Why You Should Consider Itby  

Guest Post by Wardeh Harmon of GNOWFGLINS I gave birth to my son Mikah, my third child, at home in 1999. He cried quite a bit, so we wondered if he might be in some kind of pain. He had... Read More

Kepler’s Birth Story: Water, Water, Everywhereby  

Seems that I have a pattern of prodromal labor and going late. My babies don't seem late, though, nor do they get too large, so I think I've learned that I can easily let them bake away for an extra... Read More

OB or Midwife: Finding the Birth Provider that Works for Youby  

Written by Erin Odom, Contributing Writer If you're expecting a baby (or hope to sometime in the future)--especially for the first time--your mind is probably spinning with questions. What supplements should you take? Should you exercise while pregnant? What's the best... Read More

A Comparison of Birthing Settings: Home, Hospital and Birthing Center Birthsby  

Written by Erin Odom, Contributing Writer With all this talk of birthing babies around here at Keeper of the Home, I asked Stephanie if I could compare three common birth settings: home, hospital and birthing center births.* Whereas a home birth... Read More

Natural Ways to Recover from Pregnancyby  

[caption id="attachment_14381" align="alignnone" width="576" caption="Me and my son, Jacob, right after birth."][/caption] Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer Post-pregnancy, there's a lot going on.  You have a brand-new baby to get to know, learn to breastfeed, and care for.  You... Read More

Baby Boy is Here!by  

Some of you may have seen the announcement on Facebook late last week, but just to make it official... Our newest son was born at home on Wednesday, February 15th at 9:07pm! A birth story with more details is coming,... Read More

10 Decision of Newborn Parents, Part 2by  

  Guest poster Christina began by sharing the first 5 decisions... today she continues on with 5 more decisions for parents of newborns. Please note: We do our utmost to offer the best and most accurate information that we can,... Read More

Postpartum Rest and Recovery Tips (From a Mama Who Learned the Hard Way)by  

The following question came in my e-mail box a couple of months ago: I am a mother of a one-year-old girl, and I am due with our second in June 2012. :) After I had my daughter, I was told... Read More

10 Decisions for Parents of Newbornsby  

Guest Post by Christina Szrama Getting to the birth of your child took a dozen medical decisions at least, some small, some large.  Well, your baby’s been born, you’re recovering (or trying to), and the decisions just won’t let up. ... Read More

Preparing for the New Baby: How a Large Family Gets Readyby  

By Contributing Writer, Brandy Ferguson As a homeschooling mom of seven, and now getting ready to meet our eighth son in a matter of days, I've never been busier in my life! With so much on my to-do list added... Read More

Natural Bonding with Baby During Pregnancyby  

Guest Post Written by Michele When I was pregnant with my son, we chose not to do regular ultrasounds and other prenatal testing. This choice was met by surprise from many women, who assumed that an ultrasound/testing was essential for their information, "peace... Read More

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