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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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Labor Doula Support

Posted on: July 26, 2021 | birth, Birth Work, Body, Doulas, education, Friendship, Information, Labor, Labor Doulas, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Relationships, VFD Team

“Okay, so…who did you hire as your labor doula?”  Brittney asked. “Oh yeah!” J’nae looked up from her plate. “My doula was AH-MAZING when I was having the twins. She knew just what to do to keep me sane and supported me even through my cesarean.” J’nae chimed in.  “My WHAT?!” Claudia questioned.”What’s a Do-la?“ The trio of friends sat enjoying brunch on the sunny afternoon.  It had been weeks . . .

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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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Prenatal Testing-Rh Factor

Posted on: March 8, 2021 | birth, Birth Work, Community, Pregnancy, Prenatal

This prenatal appointment brought on nervousness, just as much as it brought Claudia at ease. At 10 weeks pregnant, Claudia was beginning to find her footing with being pregnant. She found that if she kept rice cakes and water by the nightstand, she would have something in her belly before starting her day; and that made the baby happy. If she used her Palmer’s lotion, she wouldn’t gag, but her . . .

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Meet The Team: You!

Posted on: November 30, 2020 | Birth Work, Business, Community, Doulas, Friendship, Labor Doulas, Placenta Encapsulation, Postpartum Doulas, VFD Team

A business doesn’t run like a well-oiled machine without the people that are dedicated to keeping the wheels turning in-sync. I truly believe that you are the company you keep. As a women-owned, minority-owned, small business, I strive to keep the company of those that lift-up, show-up, and stand-up. Vegas Family Doulas is continuously growing, and looking to welcome doulas to the team that will grow with us. A VFD . . .

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