Prodromal Labor

Posted on: October 25, 2021 | birth, Body, Doulas, education, Information, Labor, Pregnancy, Prenatal

Ow!…another contraction. They come and they go. They start and they stop. They’re uncomfortable and they’re painful. I must be in labor…right? Not quite. This could be an instance of prodromal labor; and this may also be the tip of the iceberg into a ride of physical and emotional ups and downs.  What is Prodromal Labor Prodromal labor is defined as an irregularity in the labor pattern with contractions. These . . .

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The Induction of Labor

Posted on: October 18, 2021 | birth, Body, education, Information, Labor, Pregnancy, Prenatal

The idea of an induction brings about an array of emotions. Why is this being introduced/discussed? How will this affect my delivery? What methods of induction are there? What are all of my options? What are some natural options? What if I don’t want an induction? Knowing what your options are, the methods, and the process can ease fears and anxieties surrounding a decision like this. Ultimately, it instills confidence . . .

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Using Your BRAIN During Labor

Posted on: October 11, 2021 | Doulas, education, Information, Labor, Pregnancy, Prenatal

Claudia was upset. Her recent prenatal appointment left her bewildered and anxious. Her baby was in a questionable position, and her provider had made several suggestions. Claudia wasn’t sure what to do, how to proceed, or what was even going on. Claudia knew that there was one person to help her navigate through all of these thoughts and emotions, and she called her doula. “Hi Claudia, let’s use our BRAIN to . . .

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Partners and Doulas

Posted on: October 4, 2021 | birth, Doulas, Famillies, Fatherhood, Labor, Labor Doulas, Motherhood, Pregnancy, VFD Team

It was late into the evening. Claudia laid awake staring at the big bright yellow moon through her bedroom. With 3 months left in the pregnancy, she knew that the conversation of having her partner and her doula in the birthing space would have to happen. Much of the decisions regarding the pregnancy had been Claudia’s. Although they weren’t officially together, they knew that their love for each other was . . .

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Babymoon Destinations in Las Vegas

Posted on: September 27, 2021 | Activity, Community, Las Vegas, Travel

“A vacation? But I’m 26 weeks pregnant!” Claudia responded to her girlfriend on FaceTime. “Yes, girl!” Her friend stated. “It’s called a “babymoon” and we have to celebrate your last weeks before the baby arrives.” “A babymoon? What is that…like a honeymoon, except with a baby?” Claudia chuckled out loud.  What is a Babymoon A babymoon is a getaway before the arrival of a baby to celebrate the “last days . . .

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