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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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Choosing A Prenatal Care Provider in Las Vegas

Posted on: January 25, 2021 | birth, Community, education, Famillies, Information, Pregnancy

With her pregnancy confirmed and an intimate group of people knowing of the baby gestating in her womb, Claudia entered her 8th week of pregnancy. Knowing the importance of prenatal care, she set out to find a provider that “got her”. Her own gynecologist was not an obstetrician. Therefore, Claudia was on the hunt, with recommendations from her girlfriends and her gynecologist, for the perfect providers in Las Vegas to . . .

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Making the Pregnancy Announcement

Posted on: January 18, 2021 | birth, Information, Motherhood

Blossomed with excitement as the reality of her secret growing inside her body, Claudia was ready to share the news. Oh, the pregnancy announcement. But to whom? She had heard that there’s always a chance of a miscarriage. In fact 1 in 4 pregnancy’s experience a miscarriage. She had also read that there was a “safe” period that decreases instances of a fetal loss in the first trimester. But this . . .

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A New Kind of Sickness (Morning Sickness)

Posted on: January 11, 2021 | birth, Body

It had been a week since Claudia read the words “pregnant” on the white stick she held in trembling hands alone in her bathroom. With the positive confirmation from her midwife a few days back, the reality that she was indeed pregnant still didn’t feel real. But today felt different. Claudia woke up with an overwhelming feeling that resulted with her saying ‘good morning’ to the porcelain gods. “Ugh…” Claudia . . .

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Early Signs of Pregnancy

Posted on: January 4, 2021 | birth, Body, Community, Doulas, education, Fatherhood, Information, Motherhood

Congratulations on your pregnancy! Starting off the new year with a little secret, and what a way to bring joy to the world. But wait, perhaps you’re not quite sure if how you’ve been feeling lately ARE in fact what you think it means. Whether this pregnancy came as a surprise or this pregnancy was planned to the “T”, preparing yourself physically and mentally will help for what the next . . .

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