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The Emotions of Finding Out You’re Pregnant

Whether you have been trying to conceive for a long time, or may not have expected your pregnancy, between conception circumstances and the physical effects of pregnancy, you have a lot of feelings about what you’re going through -- and it might not be what you...

Essential Oil Basics

Often we, as midwives, are sought out because we have a sense of pregnancy and birth as a natural process. Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) are highly trained so we can explain these natural processes, guiding you into a more confident and healthy pregnancy. At times...

Peaceful Birth-It Is Possible

Birth. It is a big deal. A moment that changes lives forever, a memory that will be remembered for many years, definitely a monumental moment. Have you thought of what your birth will be like? For some this is a moment they have dreamt of for what seems like a...

Fun Date Night Ideas for New Parents

It’s been a while since delivery, you’re feeling better -- and maybe have some cabin fever. You and your partner probably haven’t had much time alone together, and most of your conversations likely involve diapers and feedings. Midwives are great for taking care of...

All About Baby Acne

Your baby is perfect in every way, but you notice a breakout of acne on your child’s sweet face. Acne? Already? Babies grow up fast, but looking a bit like a teenager right now isn’t unusual. Here’s what to know about baby acne from the midwives at Desert Blossom...

Pregnancy 101: Cravings

While pregnant, some foods may send you running to the bathroom, while other foods send you or your partner to the grocery store to quell an intense craving. Cravings are normal during pregnancy, and they’re very strong, hard to ignore and could be bizarre. Experts...

Delivery Day Duties for Partners

The “traditional” image of the beginning of fatherhood involves the dad waiting for an announcement in the waiting room on delivery day. Today, though, many dads and partners are involved as soon as the pregnancy test comes back positive, and you’re welcome at and...

Pregnancy 101: False Labor

When you’re 37 weeks or more into your pregnancy, every twinge can feel like a sign that your baby is coming out right now. While each woman experiences pregnancy a little differently, the false alarms that Braxton Hicks contractions inspire can become more frequent...

Supplies for Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is a normal way of providing your baby with the nutrients he or she needs for healthy growth and development. Breastfeeding, most often, requires just your breast and your baby, but there are a lot of supplies that you can get that make the process a...

Labor and Birth: What to Expect

A lot happens when you go into labor. You may read up on labor and delivery beforehand, but something will surprise you. At Desert Blossom Women’s Care, we’ve seen just about everything during midwifery. Here’s what you can expect. Very Early Signs The earliest signs...

How to Prepare for Labor and Birth

So you’ve done everything you need to prepare for baby. Now what? Once you’re 37 weeks along, you could be ready to deliver at any time. Here are the basics from the certified nurse-midwives at Desert Blossom Women’s Care about how to prepare for labor and delivery....

The Midwife’s Role After Birth

Babies don’t come with instruction manuals, but luckily midwives exist. Caring for your newest addition is exciting but can be challenging and overwhelming. The midwife model of care means that the midwife who was with you before and during birth, taking care of you...

How Long Does it Take to Get Pregnant?

As many as 6.7 million women in the U.S. struggle to conceive at some point in their lives, and if that’s where you’re at, you’re not alone. Every woman’s pregnancy journey is unique, but everything begins with the sperm meeting the egg. There are ways to help that...

How to Stay Comfortable During Pregnancy

The final trimester of pregnancy can be the most uncomfortable. The aches, pains, and other body discomforts mean that you’re nowhere near as comfortable as you were before your pregnancy. The midwives at Desert Blossom Women’s Care clinic have some tips for managing...

5 Tips to Help Get Your Baby to Sleep

No two babies are alike, but one thing they have in common is erratic sleep schedules. Babies can sleep between 14 and 18 hours a day, but sometimes, it may take months for them to settle into a pattern. They tend to figure things out by about 3 months, but there are...

How to Handle Picky Eaters

Once your child turns one, they’re going to be learning a lot of new and exciting things. So why are toddlers such notoriously picky eaters? A lot of it has to do with their need for consistency. Thankfully, there are ways you can make eating easier for everyone. Here...

Meal Ideas for Pregnancy

Making sure you eat healthy when you’re pregnant can be hard, especially if you’re following a busy schedule. Eating nutritious meals is important for your and your baby’s health during and after pregnancy. Here are the nutrients you need, and a variety of delicious...

Flying While Pregnant

You might want or need to fly while pregnant – and possibly near the end of your pregnancy. You may have heard flying, like sushi and contact sports, are forbidden after a certain point in pregnancy, and many airlines have restrictions on when pregnant women can...