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Mother Rising

Welcome to Mother Rising! My name is Lindsey VanAlstyne and I’m a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE), doula, placenta specialist, and childbirth assistant.

Mother Rising is a pregnancy blog for new parents and birth workers, covering everything from pregnancy, childbirth, to postpartum. Mother Rising’s mission is to help parents have a more informative, empowering, and compassionate journey to motherhood. Learn more about Mother Rising here.


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Best of Mother Rising 🔥

Lost and not sure where to start? No problem. Here are some of the most loved posts on Mother Rising.


What’s New 🐣

Here are the most recent posts on Mother Rising’s blog.


If you don’t know your options, you don’t have any.”

Diana Korte and Roberta Scaer

Healthy Pregnancy🤰

Pregnant or know someone who is? Learn the foundational elements to a healthy pregnancy, how to fix common pregnancy ailments, tips for self-care, and much more!


Natural Birth 🌱

Mother Rising wants to help you learn the basics of a natural birth, how to plan for a natural birth, ways to cope with labor pain and much more! Lindsey LOVES to teach informed consent and decision making, and pain management!

  • What is a Childbirth Assistant?
    A childbirth assistant, more commonly known as a birth assistant (BA), attends out of hospital births with a licensed midwife at freestanding birth centers and homebirths. The role of a …
  • Birth Documentaries for Parents and the Birth Curious
    Birth is a profound and awe-inspiring journey that showcases the strength, resilience, and beauty of women. Birth documentaries provide an intimate look into this transformative experience while educating viewers about …
  • 411 Contractions Rule
    The 411 contractions rule is an easy way to know when to go to the hospital. – when each contraction is 4 minutes apart, 1 minute long, and has been …

Mom Life 👶

Parents spend so much time preparing for childbirth, but what about everything after birth? Here is everything about life after birth with baby – mom life.


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Explore Printables for Pregnancy and Birth

Bring the encouragement and beauty of Mother Rising’s printables to your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Below is a sneak peak of my bible verses for birth. Bible verses not your thing? No problem. Make sure to check out my empowering birth affirmations.


Morning Sickness Remedies

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From natural remedies to medical interventions, explore the top solutions for morning sickness that offer relief. There’s even a book for you!

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03/01/2024 11:00 am GMT

Mother Rising is a pregnancy blog for new parents and birth workers, covering everything from pregnancy, childbirth, to postpartum.