Welcome to my blogsite! My name is Kim Martino-Sexton. Since 1998 I have had the honor of standing in the presence of thousands of newborn family miracles. My intention is to deliver up the very best education about life’s most important moments. I hope you find value in what is written here.
Beyond Birth ~ Mom Matters Preparing for the new mom’s wellbeing and postpartum recovery may seem inconsequential during pregnancy, especially since everyone is so focused on the expectant mom. Between OB appointments, childbirth classes, baby showers, and breastfeeding classes, the expectant mother is fawned over, or so it seems. Once baby is here, all eyes […]
A birth doula is a trained and experienced labor support professional. She has a passion for empowering women and their families during pregnancy, labor and birth. Most birth doulas have attended both hospital and home births. Doulas support women and couples through all types of births. Studies have shown that a doulas presence produces more […]
Congratulations on your pregnancy and welcome to the exciting world of Expectant Parenthood! Choosing a Childbirth Class, a Birth Doula, a Midwife, an OB, a Hospital, Birth Center, a Pediatrician and/or a Postpartum Coach are just a few of the many decisions you get to make throughout your early parenting journey. There are many choices in childbirth […]
It seems of as if our children collect enough candy on Halloween to last for a year. Donating extra candy is an option, but I always feel like I am endangering some other child’s teeth. Making up care packages for our soldiers feels better to me since they have very little access to treats from […]
As some of you many know, I blog for the Clayton/Richmond Heights Patch. Here is an interesting question posed by a middle school parent: Suppose your son just got suspended from middle school for three days. He was impudent and talked back to his teacher in front of everyone. So onto this week’s question: What […]
Toddler Transitions: Saying goodbye to the crib is a big milestone for both parents and children. Most parents will miss the safety of the crib and wistfully wish for the days when their little one couldn’t climb out of bed. Toddlers are usually excited by the new sleeping arrangements and a little fearful of this […]