Edenway Blog

Midwifery and the Mingling of Hearts

 | October 17, 2018 | Posted by:

It’s a new day here at Edenway Birth Center.

Since its doors opened in 2007 Edenway has desired to provide its clients with a safe, warm, and loving environment in which to give birth. Over the years our team of midwives and administrative staff have worked countless hours to make sure this has become a reality for as many women and their families as possible.

In 2018 we have taken our dreams and goals of a more beautifully designed birth center and made them a reality. We have carefully and strategically made each decision that has gone in to our remodel. When you walk in the door you can know that each detail has been lovingly handled by a staff that has your sense of well-being and comfort at heart because, though our look has changed, our purpose in offering safe maternal care has not.

We here at Edenway Birth Center understand that this journey that you and your family are on contain many wonderful emotions and experiences, and our desire is to make sure that our facility adds depth to those.

When you enter through our doors, you come home. And isn’t that the best place to be?

 

 

Edenway Birth Center is an historic home located in Cleburne, and we have kept that old charm feel. Your comfort is our priority; even down to where you sit while waiting before an appointment.

 

 

We understand that adding another baby to your home is a whole-family experience. Your children are welcome! We encourage questions and learning. Each midwife is committed to helping your children grow in comfort and knowledge that birth is natural and wonderful.

 

 

 

Just like in your home, the kitchen can be the place of gathering. Midwives, students and staff can often be found around the table sharing a meal, coffee, or homework.

Our business is unlike others because it’s based on relationships. The relationship between you and your midwife is a top priority. You spend almost a year together, sharing joy, laughter, struggles, and pain.

 

 

Midwifery involves the mingling of hearts, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.


A Fun Day at Edenway

 | October 12, 2018 | Posted by:

A huge thank you goes to everyone who came to help us celebrate our Grand Re-Opening last weekend! Each one of you are so loved by and special to the Edenway team.

 

 


Edenway’s Grand Re-Opening; Take 1

 | October 9, 2018 | Posted by:

Thank you to each and every friend who came out to see our new and improved facility at our Grand Re-Opening! We love you like family.

 

Here are some highlights from a fun and fabulous day together! Don’t see your picture? Just wait. More will be released soon.

See some pictures of yourself or someone you know? Tag them in the comments!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Cleaning Out the Toxins in Your Home: Household Cleaners

 | October 2, 2018 | Posted by:

It can be overwhelming when you try to start weeding out toxins in your home. Household cleaners are big ones. We want to give you some tips for choosing the best options for your family needs.

Here are some chemicals in common cleaners that you can be on the lookout for. Try to avoid these as much as possible.

  • Isopropanol
  • Hydrochloric acid
  • Sodium bisulfate
  • Phenol
  • Lye
  • Bleach — note that you should never combine bleach with ammonia, even when getting ready to dispose of them, because the resulting fumes can be lethal
  • Ammonia

If you are the queen of DIY projects, here is a great website with all kinds of recipes for homemade cleaners. Knock yourself out! 

If DIY isn’t quite your thing (or you’re in a season where you’re maxed out and just don’t have the time) here are some good alternatives. They’re all a little pricey, but you can get them all on Amazon. Here’s to not even needing to leave your house!

 Non Toxic Cleaners:

 

Better Life All-Purpose Cleaner

 

Better Life All-Purpose Wipes

 

Ecover Toilet-Bowl Cleaner

 

Do you have a favorite that wasn’t mentioned on this post? Share it with us! Tag us in your social media post and use the hashtag #edenwayselfies

 


Cleaning Out Toxins in Your Home; Lotions

 | September 26, 2018 | Posted by:

It’s an obvious choice to remove household cleaners from our homes, but we often overlook other things like the lotion we absorb into our skin on a daily basis. 

If you love DIY things here are some fun recipes for homemade lotions for ya.

Wellness Mama always comes through for us.

Here’s a fun recipe for lotion bars

And a recipe for regular lotion

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If DIY isn’t how you roll….well, I have you covered there, too.

 

Acure Ultra-Hydrating Organic Lotion 

 

 

Jason Body Lotion

 

 

Yes To Carrots

 

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Do you have a favorite non-toxic lotion that you use, or a favorite recipe for making your own? We’d love to see it! Share it on social media, tag us, and use the hashtag #edenwayselfies


DIY Coconut Oil Body Lotion

 | September 21, 2018 | Posted by:

We all love having healthy, glowing skin. Whether you’re pregnant, postpartum, in between pregnancies, or done having babies it’s important to keep toxins out of your lotions.

This coconut oil lotion recipe is a fast and easy way to keep your skin nourished and hydrated. The Vitamin E oil is great for stretch marks caused by pregnancy. Adding your favorite quality essential oils lets you have fragrances that promote peace and relaxation.

If you’re crunchy, this is a fairly inexpensive way to keep all-natural lotion around because you’re likely to have the majority of ingredients on hand.

If you’re just discovering the world of crunchy living, it would take a little bit of an investment for your coconut oil, Vitamin E oil, and some favorite essential oils. A little bit of the oils go a long way, though, so your cost in the long run is pretty low.

Here’s the recipe:

1 cup extra virgin coconut oil

1 tsp. Vitamin E oil

Several drops of the essential oil(s) of your choice (the amount depends on how fragrant you prefer your lotion)

Put all the ingredients into your stand mixer with the whisk attachment. Blend on high for 6-7 minutes (it should reach the consistency of regular lotion).

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You could try making several batches, each with different essential oils. Choose some immunity boosting oils for winter time and slather it all over yourself and your children. Make a batch for bedtime using lavender and mint for relaxation.

Get creative! We would love to see the blends you come up with. Share your pictures on social media, tag us, and use the hashtag #edenwayselfies


4 Ways to Start Your Morning Well

 | September 17, 2018 | Posted by:

Mornings can be such a sweet time to connect with your little ones. You’re  usually fresher and more able to concentrate than at other times of the day. Setting aside time after breakfast to do laid back and relaxing activities helps your child (and yourself!!) to ease into the day. It also promotes good attitudes (in more than just the children) to start the day in an intentional way.

Put your phone away

The most intentional time often begins with putting your phone away. Let your brain unwind and relax without the temptation to tune out on social media.

Read a book

Spend a few minutes reading books together. You might choose a devotional style book and then storybooks.

Listen to music

There are many different baby/children’s music stations on Pandora radio that you can choose from.

Playdough (or other crafts)

My girls love to “do” while they listen. You can turn on classical music and pull out play dough, clay, or watercolors.

We would love to see how you spend intentional mornings with your little ones! Share a picture on social media, tag us, and use the hashtag #edenwayselfies


How to Tell That Your Breastfed Baby is Thriving

 | September 14, 2018 | Posted by:

At first thought, breastfeeding seems like it should be a breeze; the most natural thing in the world. After Baby is born, you might find that it’s a more time consuming job than you thought it would be.

It can seem irritating at times to have to nurse so frequently (little tummies only hold a little milk!), but it can be an unforeseen gift in giving you the time you need to sit down and rest.

Breastfeeding is possibly the first way we second guess ourselves as new moms; wondering if Baby is getting enough. Each baby is different, with needs as unique as they are. Some babies will take forever to get their fill. Others will eat quickly and be done. Take each one as they come, embracing the differences.

Here are 3 ways to know that your baby is getting enough at each feeding.

Weight Gain

Each baby is unique. Some babies gain weight quickly, while others are slower. Know that your milk is giving your baby what she needs.

Dirty Diapers

Stock up on diapers…..cause you’re going to need them. One way you know that your baby is thriving is when you’re going through 8-10 per day.

Routine

Your baby should settle himself into a pattern of good sleep with periods of wakefulness where he’s alert.

See? You’re rocking this mom thing. So often we think we’re alone, but we’re really not. Reach out to friends who have a couple of children. We all have ways we manage and cope in life after having a baby, and I haven’t met a mom yet who doesn’t love sharing her tips.

If you need some encouragement, don’t be afraid to call your midwife or care provider. They can talk with you, and if you need on-going help, set you up with a lactation consultant.


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