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The Blooma Blog

Healthy pregnancy, birth, and postpartum are kinda our thing. And movement, education, and bodywork, too. So we write about it, and all the little ways you can improve your experiences on your own unique journey.

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Category: Movement Classes

Natural Ways to Induce Labor

(Photo by Meredith Westin Photography) Mamas-to-be – it can be exhausting and frustrating to be facing week 41 of your pregnancy. Maybe you are wondering how you can encourage your body and your baby to begin labor. Natural induction methods are gentle enough that you

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Flow Yoga for Pregnancy and Postpartum

Many come to a class because it fits perfectly in your schedule, a friend dragged you, you found childcare (or got into it at Blooma!), you ran out of the house as soon as your kids fell asleep, or maybe it’s in your google calendar

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The Benefits Of Partner Yoga

Yoga is Better Together “Human beings are fundamentally communal; our individuality is a product of community, and our choices are shaped by our being with others.” (Judith Plaskow) We naturally crave connection and the power of yoga is multiplied by practicing together. Sure, we can

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Category: Perinatal Education Classes

Common Childbirth Education Questions

Recently we asked our Instagram followers what questions they have about Blooma’s Childbirth Education. And as it goes, if one person has a question, it’s likely others have had that question as well. Below we’ve compiled these questions and answers. If you have others, don’t

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Category: Prenatal Support

Blooma’s Pregnancy Checklist

When you’re Trying to Conceive: A time of excitement, trepidation and frustration. Know that you are not alone, and you have support and love around you. Start taking daily prenatal vitamins, and schedule a preconception appointment with your doctor or midwife for a check up,

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Category: Postpartum Support

Fast & Easy Nourishment for Breastfeeding

I’ve seen it too —all those pictures of people breastfeeding their children and looking like they’re in bliss.  I remember when I was home with a newborn and in the throes of trying to figure out how to feed my child when that famous picture

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Category: Bodywork

Debunking the Myth: Foot Massage is Pregnancy Safe!

Myth Busted – You can totally have foot massage during pregnancy, so don’t let your partners off the hook! This blog shares the amazing benefits of a simple, pregnancy-safe foot rub and busts the myth that you should avoid massaging the feet and ankles during

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Chiropractic Care for Infants and Children

Chiropractic for kids? Absolutely! Just as your child goes to the pediatrician for well child visits, a visit to a pediatric chiropractor for a wellness visit can help keep your kids healthy and thriving as they grow and develop. When babies are born, they can’t

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Category: Doula Services

Five Tips for Finding the Right Doula

Evidence supports that having a doula attend your birth has many benefits. But finding a doula can seem like a daunting process. You are trying to find someone that will be there for one of the most important events in your life–the birth of your

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Why I Became A Doula

I will never forget being present for my sister’s first birth back in 2010.  I had graduated college just one year prior and was in that funky place where I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do with my life.  Part of my plan

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Category: Community & Events

I Don’t Want Kids, Is Blooma For Me?

For as long as I can remember, I have been telling friends, family, and strangers my wish to not have children. In high school, I even wrote 200 reasons not to have kids (how I wish I still had this list for comedic purposes). When

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Minneapolis’ Home For Strong & Supported Parents

Blooma was birthed in 2007 with a simple mission: to help parents-to-be and families at any stage be their best.