Tori's Blog

  • Scheduled Birth – What’s It All About?

    Sunday, May 8th, 2016

    Scheduled birth, labor induction, ever-increasing cesarean section rate, elective primary c/section…It’s enough to make your head spin. What does it mean? How do you make sense of it all?

    Clear research shows that elective birth prior to…

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  • Old Wives Tales

    Monday, April 18th, 2016

    Although it is  torrentially raining today, Spring is soon to come here in Northern California. We are all sneezing and walking around with itchy eyes from all the pollen in the air. Yesterday, a young mom asked me if sneezing…

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  • Pregnancy Fitness

    Monday, March 14th, 2016

    There are so many great reasons to exercise. It helps all of us to feel better and to be healthier whether we are pregnant or not. During pregnancy, however, regular exercise and being fit can help decrease the incidence of…

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  • Postpartum Depression Also Happens To New Dads

    Friday, January 15th, 2016

    Depression frequently affects pregnant women and new moms. But a recent analysis of several studies involving over 2500 men, have shown that 10% of newborn fathers also experience postpartum depression.

    Men are at highest risk for depression three to…

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  • When To Call Your Baby’s Doctor – Print Out Sheet

    Monday, November 23rd, 2015

    One of the toughest and most nerve-racking things for new parent is figuring out when to call the doctor. As a general rule of thumb, trust your instincts. If you suspect something is not right, you should always call…

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  • Should You Eat Soft Cheeses? Absolutely!

    Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

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  • Prenatal Classes

    Monday, September 21st, 2015

    As it is the start of another school year I am struck yet again at how quickly the time passes. Our babies become toddlers and then pre-schoolers, grade-schooler and beyond. And it happens in what feels like

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  • Indelible Bonds

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

    1111655_family_with_newborn_2 I’d like to share with you what it feels like to be so much a part of a family’s birth experience that an almost immediate and indelible bond forms. One that becomes forever etched in each of us. Birth…

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  • Happy Father’s Day

    Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

    I just lost my dad. Less than two weeks ago. There is no doubt in saying that it was expected, and he died of natural causes after a full and wonderful life. But as I have heard over and over,…

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  • Springtime – Labor Coping Methods

    Monday, May 18th, 2015

    Here in northern California spring-time is coming in with a whimper. No rain, lots of clouds, very cool days, all strange.  But flowers still are blooming and the amazing California poppy is everywhere. All the spring flowers have me thinking

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