Making use of friends and family when having a baby

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Making use of friends and family when having a baby

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When both my kids were born - when I was pregnant with each child, before I gave birth, I assigned my friend and my family members certain roles to take on during the birth, and when we first came home with the baby. That way, my husband and I didn't feel overwhelmed with too many people coming to the hospital or being in our house. We really set up for success, a very serene transition between the hospital and coming home with the baby. So I asked 1 friend to take pictures. I asked another friend to do video. And then, I asked another friend to make sure that my husband was well fed during the birth period. Also, when we got home, I asked my Mom. I said, "Mom, you're awesome at cooking. Will you take care of the meals?" Well, my husband and I really got into this new rhythm of having a newborn at home. We had this time that was created, intentionally, for us to find that new rhythm as a young family.

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Andréa Bendewald is an actress who has worked in television, movies and theatre for the past 15 years. Some of her credits include, Last Man Standing, Without a Trace, The Game, According to Jim, Two and Half Men, House, Entourage, CSI Miami, Center of the Universe, Men Behaving Badly, That '70s Show, Providence, Ellen, Friends, Seinfeld and Employee of the Month.

In addition to her acting career Andréa, is founder of MyEnchantedCircle.com where she brings the power of celebration to Angelenos by creating sacred ceremonies and facilitating transformational circles.  She is happily married to actor/writer, Mitch Rouse, and is a proud mother to their two beautiful children, Tennessee Louise and Strummer James.  

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