June 2021 - Vegas Family Doulas Blog Posts



The Ultrasound Anatomy Scan

Posted on: June 28, 2021 | Body, Health, Information, Pregnancy, Prenatal

Hitting 20 weeks gestation is a milestone. Halfway into pregnancy, and halfway to welcoming a baby. Claudia was nervous going into her 20-week appointment. This is where she would get information on how her baby was fairing in her belly. Sure she was ‘high-risk’ being over the age of 35, but Claudia felt great. She had regained her energy in the second trimester. She focused on her nutrition and listened . . .

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The Non-Stress Test

Posted on: June 21, 2021 | Body, education, Health, Information, Pregnancy, Prenatal

Throughout pregnancy there are tests, screenings, poking and prodding. These many methods of monitoring help provide knowledge into the health and well-being of the growing fetus and the gestational carrier. Stress occurs in everyday hustles and bustles. Stress is a cautionary factor in pregnancy and birth, as stress may cause:high-blood pressures, elevated heart rates (in baby and carrier), birth defects, pre-term labor, for example. Non-stress tests are a common test . . .

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Gestational Diabetes Testing

Posted on: June 14, 2021 | Body, education, Health, Information, Pregnancy, Prenatal

The first trimester is riddled with confirmations, morning sickness, and waiting. The second trimester brings in a budding belly, a little more mental ease, and some testing. The increase of blood flow and weight gain, continues to create changes in the body. As these changes occur new precautions are taken to monitor the growth and development of the baby, as well as the health of the gestational carrier. Gestational diabetes . . .

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Pregnancy Symptoms Never to Ignore

Posted on: June 8, 2021 | Birth Work, Body, Health, Information, Pregnancy, Prenatal

One never truly knows how their body will respond to pregnancy. There are books that share “what to expect”. There’s social media glorifying this or that. There are movies, documentaries, and tv shows that showcase the best, the worst, and the over exaggeration of pregnancy. What gets lost is the information featuring the pregnancy symptoms never to ignore. What’s common for one pregnancy, may not be the case for another’s . . .

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