Maternity

How to handle crying child?

By: Elena Lyons   /   Aug 07, 2012   /   Blog, Maternity   /   Comments

I have recently been made aware how true this really is. My three year old daughter only cries when she is hungry, tired or hurt. HTH (Hungry Tired Hurt) Once I figured this out, I told my daughter that I noticed this was the case. Now when when she cries, I ask her what are …

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Questions to ask your midwife

By: Elena Lyons   /   Jul 22, 2012   /   Blog, Maternity   /   Comments

When you are interviewing midwives for your home birth, here some questions to ask in no particular order. 1 Are you licensed and how long have you been practicing? 2 Do you know how to administer an IV? 3 What drugs do you bring? (For example, you want to make sure the midwife has Pitocin …

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Elena appears on the Man Up radio show

By: Elena Lyons   /   Jul 19, 2012   /   Blog, Maternity   /   Comments

Elena Cardone appears on the Man Up radio show with Dr. Harry Fisch. Listen to the interview below.

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Tonya Brooks Midwife

By: Elena Lyons   /   Jul 09, 2012   /   Blog, Maternity   /   Comments

Highly recommend you check out Tonya Brooks as your midwife if you are in Los Angeles area and are considering a birthing center or home birth. I have been to a birth with her and would recommend her to anyone attempting to deliver naturally. Tonya Brooks has been a midwife for almost 35 years and …

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THE RISKS VS BENEFITS OF EPIDURAL ANESTHESIA

By: Elena Lyons   /   Jul 09, 2012   /   Blog, Maternity   /   Comments

This article was written by Tonya Brooks and I admire her courage for reporting the side that isn’t being told. FOR LABOR: SHORT TERM BENEFITS AND LONG TERM QUESTION Most women who have experienced the pain relief of epidural anesthesia swear by them. One email stated, “My experience with an epidural was very positive. It …

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Foods to Avoid When Pregnant

By: Elena Lyons   /   Jul 09, 2012   /   Blog, Maternity   /   Comments

I found a helpful article that sums up what foods to avoid during pregnancy. The only thing I would add to this list is donuts! Ladies, don’t use pregnancy as an excuse to chow down on junk. You will regret it later. The sugar is not good for you or your baby and the weight …

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Painless Home Births

By: Elena Lyons   /   Jun 26, 2012   /   Blog, Maternity   /   Comments

Home birth is far less painful than a hospital birth even with an epidural. This is what “they” are not telling you. If you think that just because you have an epidural at a hospital the birth will be easier and less painful, you couldn’t be further from the truth. At a hospital, a woman …

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Postpartum Depression

By: Elena Lyons   /   Jun 19, 2012   /   Blog, Maternity   /   Comments

There are some very simple steps a new mom can take to alleviate the intensity of postpartum depression. First and foremost, a new mother needs to not panic when she finds herself feeling depressed. There are several things happening that contribute to this. One being that her body was carrying and sustaining life to her …

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Amber and Troy delivery

By: Elena Lyons   /   Jun 18, 2012   /   Blog, Maternity   /   Comments

On June 7, I had the absolutely privilege to assist Amber and Troy as they delivered their daughter (drug free) at their beautiful home in the company of their 2 year old son also named Troy. Amber made natural home birth look like a walk in the park. She was strong and courageous, a true …

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