Category: ’Pregnancy and Birth’

Trusting My Body: Ailia’s Birth Story

January 27th, 2012 by Dionna - 17 Comments

It only took 2.5 hrs, but Ailia’s birth still deserves its own post! This is the story of our unassisted – and empowering – homebirth!

How Your $1 Can Save Lives

January 16th, 2012 by Dionna - 36 Comments

Today I’m asking Code Name: Mama readers to join me in helping send an experienced midwife to HCM Maternity Clinic in Fond Parisien, Haiti, an earthquake-affected region. Please consider donating only one dollar to help improve maternal and newborn outcomes!

Hey Beyonce: Next Time, Consider Homebirth

January 9th, 2012 by Dionna - 17 Comments

Many people are outraged that Beyonce and Jay-Z were allowed to rent out an entire hospital floor for their elective scheduled c-section. What other options did they have? And what’s the big deal about an elective c-section, anyway?

Five Delicious Placenta Smoothie Recipes (aka Would You Like Placenta with That?)

January 9th, 2012 by Dionna - 12 Comments

In case you were wondering, yes, I am indeed one of those crazy ladies who ingests her placenta. I had five days’ worth of smoothies, and we encapsulated the rest. If you are interested in making your own placenta smoothies, here are five easy recipes that are healthy and flavorful.

20 Ways to Help Parents of Newborns

January 3rd, 2012 by Dionna - 11 Comments

Parents of newborns often appreciate thoughtful offers of help. Here are twenty ideas for how you can help a new parent in your life.

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