Terms and Conditions
These terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access this website. These terms and conditions or use are subject to change at any time and without notice.
Although I write posts on health and my opinions on the medical field in which I work, I am not a doctor or medical expert. All content provided on A Life In Labor, including medical opinion and any other health related information, is for informational and entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. The information you find on this site should not be considered to be a specific diagnosis or treatment plan for any individual situation. While all attempts are made to present accurate information, it may not be appropriate for your specific circumstances and information may become outdated over time. The access and use of any content on this website does not guarantee any specific results and any reliance you place on information found on this blog is strictly at your own risk.
I make no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. I will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information. In no event will I be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages whatsoever from the display, or in connection with, the use of this information.
Any health or medical related articles found on this website are documentation of my own experiences and not suggestions for you to follow. The views on this website are personal opinions only and do not represent the opinions or policies of any provider or institution that I am affiliated with. Furthermore, advertisers, commenters, and linked sites are solely responsible for their own views and content — which do not necessarily represent the views of A Life In Labor or it's members.
Use of this site and the information within it does not substitute a provider-patient relationship. Always do your own due diligence and seek the direct advice of your own trusted medical provider for the diagnosis or treatment of any concerns you have concerning your own health or the health of others.
All stories told on this blog and through social media are in compliance with HIPAA regulation. Details have been changed to protect patient privacy. If my stories closely resemble your experiences in labor or birth, it is by mere coincidence. I am not writing about you or your family.
All web servers track basic information about their visitors. This information includes but is not limited to, IP addresses, browser details, timestamps and referring pages. None of this information can personally identify specific visitors to this site. The information is tracked for routine administration and maintenance purposes.
A Life In Labor only has access to collect information that you voluntarily give us via email, contact forms, comments, purchase transactions or other direct contact from you such as name, email address, personal account preferences, and transactional data. We will not sell this information to anyone unless required by law. We will not share your information with any third-party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?
Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.
Information We Collect from Others: We may receive information about you from other sources. You may link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile. If you choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile, we will receive your name, email address and profile picture associated with that account.
Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.
I do not give professional or medical advice via any social media channel. The content I post is for entertainment and informational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose, or prevent any disease, illness, or medical complication during pregnancy, labor, birth, or postpartum period including breastfeeding.
The views posted to my social media accounts are personal opinions only and do not represent the opinions or policies of any provider or institution that I am affiliated with. Furthermore, advertisers, commenters, and linked sites are solely responsible for their own views and content — which do not necessarily represent the views of A Life In Labor or it's members.
I do not provide professional or medical advice on my Facebook page or within any Facebook groups that I own, run, or moderate. I do not take responsibility for any post, comment or response that does not come directly from me.
Posts within a Facebook group may come from any individual inside the group and should not be considered medical advice no matter who the party claims to be or what credentials they claim to have. Always talk to the medical professional overseeing your care before making medical decisions for yourself and for your baby.
Not all posts or comments will have a response from me and not all questions will be answered.
Do not use Facebook groups to seek medical advice. If you are having a medical emergency or need advice or assistance from a medical professional please call 911 or seek care from your primary care provider.
The views posted to my Facebook accounts and groups are personal opinions only and do not represent the opinions or policies of any provider or institution that I am affiliated with. Furthermore, advertisers, commenters, and linked sites are solely responsible for their own views and content — which do not necessarily represent the views of A Life In Labor or it's members.
I do not provided professional or medical advice on my Instagram account @alifeinlabor.
The views posted to my instagram accounts are personal opinions only and do not represent the opinions or policies of any provider or institution that I am affiliated with. Furthermore, advertisers, commenters, and linked sites are solely responsible for their own views and content — which do not necessarily represent the views of A Life In Labor or it's members.
Not all direct messages will be answered. When a response is given via direct message, it is not medical or professional advice. Although I am a registered nurse, I am not your nurse and our communication via social media does not represent a nurse-patient relationship or a professional-client relationship. I do not know your full history or your medical needs and do not take any responsibility for the information given via direct messages. Always consult your own provider before making decisions for yourself or your children.
Not all comments will receive a response.
I do not take responsibility for the information that come in the form of comments on my posts, my reels, my IGTVs, or posts that I am tagged in.
Advertisers, commenters, and linked sites are solely responsible for their own views and content — which do not necessarily represent the views of A Life In Labor or it's members.
Stories and question boxes:
If you submit a question or response to an Instagram Story, it may or not receive a response from me. Not all questions, comments, responses, or submissions will receive acknowledgement from A Life In Labor or it's members. Please do not submit time-sensitive, critical, or emergent questions via IG Stories. Contact your personal health care provider.
Responses that are given via Instagram stories are not medical advice and are not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any illness, disease, or complication. They are personal opinions only and are not to be taken as professional or medical advice.
Responses given via instagram stories may be delayed. Time-sensitive questions may not get a response in time for it to be useful.
Any response to an instagram story or question box may be shared publicly for my entire audience to see. Please do not submit a response or question if you want it to remain private. Private information should be reserved for your health care provider.
I do not provide professional or medical advice via posts or comments on TikTok. Any information you find there is for entertainment or informational purposes only. My content is never medical advice and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any illness, disease, or complication. Talk to your primary care provider before making medical decisions for yourself or your children.
The views posted to my TikTok accounts are personal opinions only and do not represent the opinions or policies of any provider or institution that I am affiliated with. Furthermore, advertisers, commenters, and linked sites are solely responsible for their own views and content — which do not necessarily represent the views of A Life In Labor or it's members.
Not all comments will receive a response.
I do not take responsibility for the information that come in the form of comments on my posts or posts that I am tagged in.
Advertisers, commenters, and linked sites are solely responsible for their own views and content — which do not necessarily represent the views of A Life In Labor or it's members.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising
The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.
The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit https://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit https://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and https://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at https://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
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You may change your browser settings to disable cookies if you have any privacy concerns.
Cookies are small text files are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymized tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics.
Google analytics is a site which allows me to see how well my website is performing in terms of audience. It tells me things like how many people have visited my site, how many of those people are coming back, and where they are in the world. All of this information helps me to continue to create content that is relevant to the people reading it.
HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain the Website;
- To create your account, identify you as a user of the Website, and customize the Website for your account;
- To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
- To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
- To respond to your comments or inquiries;
- To provide you with user support;
- To track and measure advertising on the Website;
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
Cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser.
To disable cookies in Chrome, click the 3 dots at the time right of your browser. This will open a menu where you should choose ‘settings'. The settings will open in a new window. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Advanced”. In the ‘privacy and security' section, find the option for ‘content settings'. Here you can turn on or off several features. Cookies is usually the first option.
For other browsers, you can take a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.
When you purchase a product from us, we'll ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. We'll use this information for purposes such as to:
- send you information about your account and order
- respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
- process payments and prevent fraud
- set up your account for our store
- comply with any legal obligations we have such as calculating taxes
- improve our store offerings
- send you marketing messages, if you choose to receive them.
We accept payments through PayPal and Stripe. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to these third-parties, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.
Readers are welcome to link to content found on A Life In Labor. Please do share! Pinning to Pinterest is welcomed and appreciated. Please credit A Life In Labor and any sources credited in the original post when sharing content and keep in mind that all images and text on this site are property of A Life In Labor or used with permission from the respective photographer. Photos used on A Life In Labor are used with the knowledge and permission of the respective photographer or are believed to be readily available in the public domain and used under protection of the US. Copyright Fair Use Act.
If you own the copyright to a photo used on my website and it is not properly credited, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can give proper credit or remove it.
Please note that all content found on A Life In Labor is my unique work. No portion of the site may be reproduced, duplicated, copied, or sold for any purpose without expressed written consent from me. Whenever sharing from my site, please do not remove any watermarks, crop, or edit images for any reason. All printables offered are for personal use only.
Affiliate and Advertisement Disclosure
The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.
I promise to hold myself to the highest standard and always strive to provide you with interesting, helpful, encouraging, and hopefully entertaining content related to life as a mother. I deeply appreciate your interest in my blog and I hope you enjoy!
Please note that A Life In Labor may have financial relationships with some of the merchants mentioned on this website. This means that some posts on this website may contain affiliate links for which I may receive a small commission if my viewers choose to utilize the links within my content. You will never pay more when buying a product through my link. Not all links are affiliate links, but some of them are. I only promote products and services that I have used myself and would recommend to my family and friends. I am very selective in choosing affiliates and I only promote products or services that I truly respect. I sincerely appreciate your support!
This blog may be compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and other various topics. Any product, claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question.
A Life In Labor is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Even though I may receive compensation for posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own.
We may provide links to third-party sites. When you click on links to third-party sites, you may leave the services.
This policy does not cover any collection, use, or disclosure by third parties through any applications, Websites, products, or services that we do not control or own.
The inclusion of a link or accessibility of third-party sites does not imply the endorsement of such third-party site by us. All trademarks, trade names, and logos of third parties belong to their respective owners.
On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.
Access to Personal Data
If you would like to review, correct, delete, or update personal data that you have previously disclosed to us, please email me at email@example.com. We may limit or deny access to personal data where providing such access is unreasonably burdensome, expensive, or as otherwise permitted by the Privacy Shield Principles.
Surveys & Contests
Our site may request information via surveys, contests, or giveaways. Participation is completely voluntary. Information requested may include contact information and demographic information. Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. We are not responsible for any issues with the survey, contest, or giveaway, any prizes not received, or any damage that resulted due to the receipt of a prize.
If I receive an item for free, it will be plainly stated on the review. I will provide my honest opinion of all items and service providers featured. I will only work with and accept items from companies that I feel my followers will benefit from or enjoy.
The purpose of my platforms is to create a safe space where we can feel comfortable with the decisions we make as a mother and learn from each other as a community raising little ones together. As mothers especially, we need not to tear each other down and focus on building each other up.
Your ideas and comments whether or not you agree with the content provided are welcome and appreciated. I love when you start conversation on my site. I just ask that your thoughts be expressed with respect for your fellow reader. Just be nice.
I, as the owner of this blog, reserve the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to this blog without notice due to:
- Comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam
- Comments including profanity
- Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive
- Comments that attack a person individually
- Comments with items unrelated to the post
We reserve the right to remove any content that we determine to be unlawful, inappropriate, offensive, or otherwise objectionable or violates any party's intellectual property or these Terms. By posting or submitting any material or information on this website, you agree to grant us an unlimited license so that this content can be shared on this website. If any user-generated content is found to be copyright infringement, we will respond and comply with any DMCA take Down Notices.
Users Under 13 Years of Age
In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, our website is not directed to and do not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with personal data, we will take steps to remove such data.
If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal data without your consent, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any comments believed to be posted by a person 13 years of age or younger will be removed.
By using this website, you are representing to us that you are not under the age of 13.
Last Updated: January 2021
Your Acceptance Of These Terms
By using this site and any platform associated with A Life In Labor including social media, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. Your continued use of this site following the posting of this policy will be deemed your acceptance of these terms.
If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact me at heather @ alifeinlabor.com