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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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Feeding Foundations (Infant Feeding Class)

Posted on: October 19, 2020 | Body, classes, Famillies, Fatherhood, Feeding, Infant Feeding Specialist, Information, Meals, Motherhood, Parenting

With love in her heart, uncertainty in your mind, and pain in her breasts, Tasha closed her eyes and braced herself while her newborn baby boy latched onto her engorged breasts. She had dreamed of feeding her baby anytime and anywhere from her bosoms. Other women did it all the time. Her sister shared how beautiful it was she nursed her 3 kids. Her best friend admired her strength as . . .

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Bring It On! (Childbirth Education Class)

Posted on: October 5, 2020 | birth, Birth Work, Body, classes, Community, Doulas, Famillies, Fatherhood, Friendship, Information, Labor, Labor Doulas, Motherhood, Relationships

Carrie sat across from her doula Maxine, both excited to be in each other’s company and begin the steps in preparation for the birth of Carrie’s unborn baby. Carrie nervously listened as Maxine explained when to contact her, the differences between early and active labors, and comfort measures. Maxine paused and asked Carrie what childbirth education course she would be taking. Carrie was taken aback…what? A childbirth education course? Wasn’t . . .

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