Why To Use A Birthing Stool, And Which One We Love

Birthing stools are a very important tool in helping with the delivery of a new baby. According to an article in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, when squatting such as with a birthing stool, both transverse and antero-posterior diameters of the outlet are bigger. The squatting position has shown a minor angular change, but demands an outward movement of the lower part of the pelvic bones which leads to a separation of the two sides.

“Women throughout the ages preferred to be delivered with their trunks vertical and most delivery positions illustrated in […]

My Opinion of “Crunchy Motherhood”

Crunchy momI always tried to find the readers of Everything Birth Blog facts and data from the most original reliable sources I could. Having put down the pen and calculator for a few months to focus on my children, there are a few things that I’ve come to realize that I wanted to share with you.

Most of my lifestyle choices have been made based on factual information I have gathered, but sticking with them as habits has more to do with my opinions on them… […]

Why Homeopathic Arnica is a “Must Have” for Parents

While, regular arnica can be dangerous to ingest, homeopathic arnica is very safe. Homeopathic arnica for injuries is so safe because it is super diluted, generally beyond where any trace of arnica would be detectable.

 

You can buy it here.  It’s only $7.50.

 

Why Homeopathic Arnica is a “Must Have”

Arnica can help with old wounds, but the most amazing demonstrations of arnica’s healing capabilities occur when people give arnica within about ten minutes of the injury. You will not see the tremendous effects if you have to “run out to the store” in an emergency. Because […]

By |July 23rd, 2013|General, Products|0 Comments|

Worried about MRSA? Consider Hemp Fabric for Diapers.

It sucks that we have to worry about MRSA infecting our babies. With the abundant use of antibiotics in our food and the overuse of it in our medicine, however, we do. It’s a very common problem.

Some people choose to use disposable diapers citing MRSA concerns. That is understandable, but unfortunately, not really the best solution. The sodium polyacrylate (little gel balls) that absorb urine in cloth diapers also absorb moisture from the skin. It causes skin to get tiny little cracks…. tiny little cracks that are the perfect place for […]

Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces

Teething can be so unpleasant for both babies and parents. Baby Orajel used to be the old standby, but after the Orajel scare of recent years, more parents are turning to natural teething relief remedies such as Baltic amber teething necklaces.

Amber Teething Necklace

These are not designed to chew on, as many often wonder. They’re only meant to sit against and be warmed by the skin.

There are many faux amber necklaces on the market, but Knickernappies (one of Everything Birth’s vendors) only uses 100% authentic Baltic amber. It’s […]

By |March 22nd, 2013|General, Products|2 Comments|

I like the Moon Cup best of all.

For menstrual cups, I’ve had the Keeper, the Diva Cup and the Moon Cup. It’s been a close race, but I think I like the Moon Cup best of all. To be clear, they’re all great. There’s also many more menstrual cups on the international market besides these three. I have no intentions of bad-mouthing any one of these great alternatives to tampons.

Most menstrual cups can hold nearly three times the fluid that a super absorbency tampon can without the same risks of toxic shock syndrome. Most importantly though, tampons make me feel like […]

MidwifeSupplies.com Merges with EverythingBirth.com!

You may have already noticed some changes at EverythingBirth.com. Midwifery products that were previously only found on MidwifeSupplies.com are now integrated into the shopping platform at EverythingBirth.com!

 

Everything Birth, as a company, previously held two websites, but in an attempt to make it easier on shoppers, those two websites are now integrated.  EverythingBirth.com, as a website, will be more comprehensive though through the integration of the two websites.

 

This will allow for easier order placing for you and easier order processing for the company!  Other benefits, besides convenience of ordering include:

 

  • More Customer Rewards- All of Everything […]

Black Friday

As I post this, we’re still in the wee hours of the night and Black Friday is just beginning.  This year, Everything Birth is celebrating this big shopping weekend a little differently.

As mentioned on our Facebook Page on Wednesday,  EverythingBirth.com and MidwifeSupplies.com is sending a free gift with ALL orders over $30 placed between midnight on Thursday through midnight on Monday. Yes, every single order over $30 gets a free gift.

Also, Everything Birth and Midwife Supplies is adding gift certificates worth up to $100  to randomly chosen packages. […]

Flame Retardants (in sleepwear and bedding) and their links with developmental disorders.

My kids don’t wear pajamas.

My kids wear comfy clothing to bed, because children’s pajamas contain flame retardants. Likewise,  crib mattresses,mattresses and bedding all contains flame retardants too. Actually  toxic flame retardants have been found in about 80% of all children’s products. I get the point of it. If there were a house fire, it makes the chances of these items catching fire less likely.

But did you know that wool is also flame resistant? It’s self extinguishing and it won’t melt. Ivy Sager-Rosenthal, campaign director for the nonprofit Washington Toxics Coalition, said, “Protecting children from […]

Triclosan made the news again. Why we don’t use it.

Triclosan is an antibacterial chemical that is found in many household items, not just antibacterial soaps. Medical Daily just reported that a new study out of Norway linked triclosan with increased childhood allergies.  The Norwegian scientists also said triclosan can change the bacterial flora of the skin, mouth and gut. Given that allergies have to do with improper immune response and also that the majority of our immune system is found in our guts, these allegations mean that triclosan may have far reaching consequences. Medical Daily talks about it being in your toothpaste.  If you use normal toothpaste, […]