Make Like A Baby & Head Out!

Make Like A Baby & Head Out!

By about the 35th week of pregnancy (often earlier), babies are usually head-down. Pretty much everyone agrees that ideally a baby should be head down for the birth. The head is uniquely designed with bones that can shift and even overlap so a smaller, flexible diameter applies itself to the mobile opening in the neck of the uterus (the cervix). BUTT (excuse the pun), what about those that are leading the way with a different part. . . maybe feet or little round tushies?…

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Embracing...the baby

Embracing...the baby

There's no doubt about it . . . a newborn changes everything.  And, in an idealistic, romanticized way, a newborn is a sweet blessing.  Disney characters flitting through the backyard and all that stuff.  But, let's be real.  Change is H.A.R.D.  Really hard.  Adjusting to the demands of parenthood is daunting, overwhelming, and did I mention, just plain, hard?  

Part of human nature is to come up with strategies to overcome the challenges we face.  A great survival skill.  But, parenting is one of those paradoxical situations.  “A problem-solving strategy that might work in other situations” may be counter-productive in parenting.  Why?  Because babies are people not problems….

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