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Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert

California
I love pregnancy and birth.  I am the mom of 3 boys and a Hypnobabies Childbirth Educator and Birth Doula.
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33% off The Gift of Giving Life – Perfect Holiday Gift by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It I am so excited to say that the book I co-authored The Gift of Giving Life is doing great.  We have sold close to 1000 copies in only 8 months. We really wan ... Read on »
Grateful for Miscarriage Stories in The Gift of Giving Life by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It The following are excerpts from my journal Saturday-Sunday – warning loss mentioned. Here are the previous posts to catch up: Saturday – Findi ... Read on »
Definitely a Miscarriage – Thursday through Friday Journal by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It The following are excerpts from my journal Thursday-Friday – warning loss mentioned. Thursday – Attend and amazing birth Up at 5:45. I am going to t ... Read on »
Adjusting to the idea – but nervous too by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It The following are excerpts from my journal Monday-Wednesday – warning loss mentioned. Rob didn’t want to tell anyone I was pregnant, but I knew I had to te ... Read on »
Surprise, I got pregnant! by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It I have been on quite the journey… My “baby” Thing turned 7 years old last month. I have been struggling for years as to whether or not we were “done”. ... Read on »
Enjoying Pregnancy Birth and Babies – My First Podcast! – [Podcast 001] by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It I have been wanting to do a podcast for over 2 years now. I finally am making my dream come true! Well, that may be a little over dramatic, but I am pretty excit ... Read on »
Baby Massage Video by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It I was excited to have the opportunity to review Baby Massage: The Gift of Love .  They sent me a copy so I could watch and review it. I decided to share with ... Read on »
2 Wonderful Blessingways by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It I had read about blessingways in my book The Gift of Giving Life.   I had never been to one, but thought it was such a beautiful idea. A celebration of the m ... Read on »
Guest Post – The Mom-To-Be’s Baby Countdown Checklist by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It When you are pregnant, there is never a one-size-fits-all answer for anything. While most parents can’t wait to start preparing for their baby’s arrival, a few m ... Read on »
31 days took a lot out of me and the Eagle has landed! by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It While it was fun to post 31 days in a row, it was tiring too. So I needed a little break. I haven’t really been sitting around eating bon bons. Birth ... Read on »
Wrap up 31 days – big announcement! – Enjoy Birth {day 31} by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It Wow, it has been 31 days to help you enjoy your birth. I hope you put into action the things that you learned and that you enjoy your birth! I think I wi ... Read on »
Induction Information – Enjoy Birth {day 30} by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It Enjoy Birth has an Induction episode in the “Know Your Choices” series.  There is so much important information on this topic and learning about it sooner than l ... Read on »
Choice #3: Let your birth start on its own. – Enjoy Birth {day 29} by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It It is imperative that you know your care provider’s beliefs about their approach to inductions.  Talk to your care provider EARLY (your very NEXT appointment, ev ... Read on »
If you choose a hospital birth – choose the best hospital! – Enjoy Birth {day 28} by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It If after researching all your options you choose a hospital birth, please take the time to research the different hospitals in your area.  Many moms pick their h ... Read on »
Choice #2: Location, Location, Location! – Enjoy Birth {day27} by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It Where is the best place to have your baby? What are your options?   Hospital Birth Center Home   Take the time to research all ... Read on »
Choose your care provider carefully – Enjoy Birth {day 26} by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It I have blogged about this topic many times. I have an MP3 and worksheets you can download to help you determine if the care provider you have is the best fit ... Read on »
Questions to Ask Your Care Provider ASAP! – Enjoy Birth {day 25} by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It A lot of moms choose their care providers from friend recommendations, PCP recommendation or just randomly picking one out of the insurance choices. This is da ... Read on »
Midwife or OB? – Enjoy Birth {day 24} by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It Choosing a good care provider is NOT as simple as: Midwife = low intervention OB = high intervention Some midwives are VERY intervention happy and so ... Read on »
Choice #1: Choose your Care Provider Carefully – Enjoy Birth {day 23} by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It Take a moment to ponder this question… How did you choose your care provider? Here are the most common answers.  (OK, one of them isn’t that common.  Can ... Read on »
You CAN choose, so choose wisely – Enjoy Birth {day 22} by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It There are a lot of choices to make regarding your birth.  It isn’t just epidural or no epidural, hospital or home.  You have so many choices presented to you–bef ... Read on »