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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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2021 Parents…You Got This!

Posted on: December 28, 2020 | Babies, birth, Body, Doulas, education, Famillies, Fatherhood, Friendship, Information, Labor Doulas, Motherhood, Parenting, Postpartum Doulas, Relationships, VFD Team

Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021! For 2021 expecting parents and new parents, the hopes of a different kind of world to bring their new baby into is looming. With most 2020 new becoming isolated from families, delivering with limited supporters, and protocols in place that feel straight out of a sci-fi movie, it can be quite difficult to stay optimistic heading into a new year. But hey, 2021 Parents, you got . . .

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All I Want for Christmas

Posted on: December 21, 2020 | birth, Doulas, Famillies, Friendship, Motherhood, VFD Team

It wasn’t supposed to be this way. They should be here… with me…with my baby. All I want for Christmas is my family. Lane held her newborn babe in her arms, swaddled in a hospital blanket. Tears formed in her eyes, and droplets fell with every blink. Her birth experience wasn’t horrible, it just wasn’t how she had envisioned it. Knowing that she didn’t even have the option of support . . .

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Finding That Holiday Spirit

Posted on: December 7, 2020 | Babies, birth, Doulas, Famillies, Fatherhood, Motherhood

Ho Ho Ho…Happy Hanukkah! Happy Winter Solstice! Merry Christmas! Happy Kwanzaa! When ’tis the season, bring that holiday spirit! These sayings hit the heart a little different this year, amirite? For some, years long family traditions will come to a pause. While for others, new traditions will emerge. Perspective, pivot, and pause…those three words have summed up many things that this has brought the world. So how does one find . . .

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