Post Date Delivery

Posted on: September 20, 2021 | Body, education, Health, Information, Labor, Pregnancy, Prenatal

Claudia’s due date was weeks away. A bright red circle outlined the monumental date clearly. Physically, Claudia was over being pregnant. Emotionally, she wasn’t ready to start this next chapter of her life, quite yet. Mentally, Claudia understood how important every hour, every day, every week that her little butter ball stayed baking in her oven, was best for the baby. Was a post date delivery in her horizon? “But,” . . .

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Preeclampsia

Posted on: September 13, 2021 | Body, education, Health, Information, Pregnancy

What do Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, and Mariah Carey have in common? Aside from being ridiculously rich and famous? They all experienced preeclampsia in their pregnancies. This known but not known constraint in pregnancy holds an impact on the health of the gestator and the growth of the baby. What is Preeclampsia Preeclampsia is a condition occurring in pregnancy brought on by high blood pressure, edema in the face, hands and . . .

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Why I Almost Quit Doula Work

Posted on: September 9, 2021 | Birth Work, Doulas, Labor Doulas, Las Vegas, Postpartum Doulas, VFD Team

“How can you quit something that you haven’t even begun?!” That’s what ran through my head as I exited my first doula training. This is how I almost quit doula work. It was my labor doula training with a well-known organization. Three-8 hour days and $400 later, I was a trained labor doula. But what was next? With my 6 month old strapped in his Moby to my chest, I . . .

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Dehydration In Pregnancy

Posted on: September 7, 2021 | Body, education, Health, Information, Pregnancy, Prenatal

Eight glasses of water a day. Half your bodyweight in ounces. Avoid coffee, carbonation, sugars, salts. We as a society hear it all! Multiple ways that water is needed in the body, and how much to indulge in to properly function. It’s not an easy feat! Think about HOW much water you drink daily. Now think about how much MORE water you need now that you are developing an offspring . . .

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Braxton-Hicks Contractions

Posted on: August 30, 2021 | Body, education, Health, Information, Pregnancy, Prenatal

Sitting and working diligently to stay focused on the tasks at hand, Claudia felt a pang where her belly sat. Then shortly, another one occurred. “Am I having contractions?” Claudia wondered. The pangs weren’t enough to take her breath away, but they were enough to make Claudia stop in her tracks. “Ohmf” Claudia made the audible sound as she sat at her desk placing her palm on top of her . . .

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