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A Letter to Grandparents About Birth | How You Can Be More Supportive

By: Care Messer Birth, Labor, Pregnancy March 18, 2019

I am writing this blog post in response to the countless parents that contact me needing help with this subject. The subject is, “How do I explain the kind of support that my partner and I need for our labor, birth and postpartum time without offending the grandparents and family? This is such a loaded question and a hot topic …


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How To Prevent An Unnecessary Cesarean

By: Care Messer Birth, Community, Pregnancy November 30, 2018

  SIGN UP NOW for our FREE Mini Course on “How To Prevent An Unnecessary Cesarean.” Release Date: May 2019 Course link will be emailed out to you this month upon release! Sign Up       Why did we create this course? Women are scared to give birth. We are so scared and overwhelmed that we: Don’t make time …


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FUN Before The Baby Comes | Things To Do Before You Deliver

By: Care Messer Birth, Pregnancy, Sex & Intimacy October 26, 2018

Are you making the most of your time before this baby gets here? I hear so many parents express regret for not relaxing more during their pregnancy and enjoying each other as a couple. It seems kind of counter intuitive because you’re preparing for a baby and there’s so much to do ahead of time. But don’t get so caught …


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This Is Not How The Story Is Going To End…

By: Care Messer Birth, Labor, Pregnancy October 16, 2018

At any given moment you have the power to say, “This is not how the story is going to end.” When it comes to a pregnancy, you won’t find many friends or strangers that don’t have a story to share or advice to offer you. I wish I could say it was mostly positive, with only a few snide comments …


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No Is A Complete Sentence | Use It When You Need Too…

By: Care Messer Doulas, Pregnancy October 15, 2018

As birth workers we are natural caretakers. We have been all our lives. We do for others what we most likely don’t do for ourselves. And we constantly walk around exhausted, tired and wondering why no one loves us as much as we love them. Saying no to things you are not a “hell yes” for is one of the …


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Getting Over Your “What If’s”…

By: Care Messer Birth, Labor, Pregnancy September 27, 2018

What if? I think I’ve pretty much heard all the negative “what if’s” when it comes to birth. As an educator – I hear how “I am going to fail at birth, or ”I am not planning anything because nothing ever works for me if I do that,” and “why would things go my way? – they never have,” etc. …


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Building The New

By: Care Messer Doulas, Pregnancy September 1, 2018

The secret to change is to FOCUS all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on BUILDING THE NEW… Socrates What are you doing to create something new in your life? Welcoming in new deliciousness into your life means changing the old, setting your sites on something bigger and releasing what used to serve you for something better. …


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Use Your BRAIN!

By: Care Messer Birth, Education, Pregnancy August 30, 2018

The B.R.A.I.N. acronym is something that birth educators, doulas and midwives have been using for a long time to help parents become more educated and engaged with their care providers. The world of birth medicine and obstetrics seems very overwhelming to a lay person. And in this age of “Dr. Google” information, so many articles, so many Facebook posts, so …


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Birth Plan or Bust!

By: Care Messer Birth, Education, Pregnancy August 3, 2018

I have seen birth plans that list every ingredient in every vaccinations and the toxicity level of products that should not be used on their baby. I have seen birth plans with more exclamation points at the end of every sentence then curse words on a ship’s deck. I have seen birth plans that are as detailed as a thesis, …


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Freedom From Fear

By: Care Messer Birth, Fear Release, Pregnancy July 4, 2018

Emotionally dealing with ALL the ideas and feelings that come up around pregnancy, labor and birth is part of our natural transition into this new phase as a woman – becoming a mother in the physical. My adoption of a sweet, little 5 year old girl(8 yrs old by the time it was final) was my introduction into motherhood day …


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It’s Not About You, It’s About Your Baby!

By: Care Messer Birth, Pregnancy June 20, 2018

There are many reasons why we just gestate a baby for 10 months. This 10 month transition time is crucial for all of us involved. Babies do their part physically by growing their many different systems and becoming fully prepared to live on the outside of us.  But they also serve us emotionally in growing us into our new role …


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Why You So Scared To Have A Baby?

By: Care Messer Birth, Fear Release, Pregnancy June 6, 2018

Birth is happening all around us. Always. Daily. Nightly. Afternoonly. Birth happens on this planet. Even in our backyards(bugs, birds and lizards folks – and hopefully not your neighbors in their backyards!) Humans have babies. Everything alive duplicates itself. Why then, do you cringe at the thought of a baby coming out of your body? Your powerful, magical body that …


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San Diego’s Most Inspiring Stories – San Diego Voyager Magazine

By: san diego voyager Pregnancy May 11, 2018

Today we’d like to introduce you to Care Messer. Thanks for sharing your story with us Care. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there. I began in Utah with small-town ideals, hoping to end up with a few kids and picket fence by the end of my life. I worked several jobs to get …


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The Survivor’s Journey, Pregnancy and Birth, Part 3

By: Anita Butler Pregnancy, Sexual Abuse May 3, 2018

In last week’s post, we considered possible challenges around fertility, conception, and the prospect of parenthood for those with a history of sexual abuse.  For some, this is where you may encounter your first challenge of the journey. For others, conception comes easy and is greeted with joy – or can even come as a surprise, possibly even in spite …


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Aligning Heart and Mind for Humankind’s Evolution

By: Rachelle Garcia Seliga Postpartum, Pregnancy April 21, 2018

Innate’ is that which is natural and inherent. ‘Traditions’ are those teachings that are passed down from one generation to the next. Our innate physiological design offers us a map to health and wellness. We THRIVE when we follow that which has been laid out for us. Traditional medicinal knowledge is stored within our blood memory, within the Earth, Air, …


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