Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Marketplace Maven

I was honored to be chosen as a Marketplace Maven on Stephanie Hillberry's blog "Deviantly Domesticated."

Check out the story

While you're there, check out her Hillberry Home Etsy store. I'm in LOVE with the Spunky Girl Crib Quilt!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Saturday, March 21, 2009


Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein, makers of the documentary, "The Business of Being Born," are releasing a new book entitled "Your Best Birth."

Nurtured Mother will be hosting a book release community event Wednesday, May 13th at Good Shepherd Church in Loveland.

This is a FREE event! We'll be participating in a LIVE webcast Q&A with Ricki and Abby, and you'll have the opportunity to purchase the book at the event. You'll also enjoy refreshments while browsing the various services and resources available in Northern Colorado for new and expecting mothers. We're inviting doulas, midwives, other medical professionals, as well as various retailers to participate in this event. You won't want to miss it! More details will be coming soon.

Please forward this information to anyone you know that is expecting. Hope to see you there!

Book Synopsis:YOUR BEST BIRTH is an empowering childbirth guide packed with crucial advice from medical professionals, delivered in a down-to-earth, engaging, and honest voice. Co-authors and filmmakers of acclaimed documentary "The Business of Being Born," Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein reevaluate the pregnancy process, renew expectant mothers confidence, and place the control back where it belongs: with parents-to-be.The national C-section rate is at an all-time high of 31%, and, incredibly, despite its cutting-edge technologies, the US still maintains one of the worst infant-mortality rates worldwide. Moms-to-be are left feeling powerless, as their instincts are replaced by drugs and medically unnecessary procedures.

In YOUR BEST BIRTH, Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein inspire women to take back the birth experience with:- A look at both the positive and negative effects of epidurals, Pitocin, and other drugs and interventions- The pros and cons of induction versus allowing your labor to progress naturally- A truthful perspective on our country?s C-section rate- Inspirational, never-before-told birth stories from respected celebrities including Cindy Crawford, Laila Ali, Kellie Martin, and Melissa Joan Hart.

Quotes about Your Best Birth:
"YOUR BEST BIRTH is a godsend. The information is accurate and eye-opening. A must-read for all women who want to experience an empowering and safe birth!"--Christiane Northrup, MD, author of The Secret Pleasures of Menopause (Hay House, 2008), The Wisdom of Menopause (Bantam, revised 2006), Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom (Bantam, revised 2006), and Mother-Daughter Wisdom (Bantam, 2005)
"Abby Epstein and Ricki Lake have taken a wonderful and constructive approach to ensuring an optimal birthing experience. Their language creates a 'climate of confidence' for pregnant women and their families, who must make key decisions about where, how and with whom to give birth in a health care system often unresponsive to our needs. This book is like a good friend giving wise counsel." --Judy Norsigian, co-editor of Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth and Executive Director, Our Bodies Ourselves
"Pregnancy is a miracle, but it does present some big decisions. This loving book will help you make those decisions in a way that honors and supports the natural wisdom of your body." --Harvey Karp, MD, FAAP, creator of The Happiest Baby on the Block DVD/book
"The beginning of the love affair with your child starts here. This book makes planning your birth fun and easy. A must read for every expectant parent." _ --Louann Brizendine, M.D., Founder and Director, Women's Mood and Hormone Clinic, UCSF; and author of The Female Brain

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Childbirth Basics

If you're in the Northern Colorado area (Loveland, Greeley, Windsor, Fort Collins, and surrounding communities), we are offering childbirth education classes this spring.

Nurtured Mother Childbirth Basics

Prepare for labor & birth.
Build confidence to birth naturally.
Be informed to make critical decisions.

Instructors are experienced doulas, a registered nurse, and mothers. We walk you through preparing your body during pregnancy for labor and birth, give you practical and key resources to birth naturally, and take you beyond birth to prepare for breastfeeding and motherhood. We'll also assist you in building an effective birth plan, and you'll receive a copy of "Babywise" by Gary Ezzo.

For more information, or to register, contact Tamara at 970.217.0262 or tamara@nurtured-mother.com