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Prodromal Labor

Posted on: October 25, 2021 | birth, Body, Doulas, education, Information, Labor, Pregnancy, Prenatal

Ow!…another contraction. They come and they go. They start and they stop. They’re uncomfortable and they’re painful. I must be in labor…right? Not quite. This could be an instance of prodromal labor; and this may also be the tip of the iceberg into a ride of physical and emotional ups and downs.  What is Prodromal Labor Prodromal labor is defined as an irregularity in the labor pattern with contractions. These . . .

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Using Your BRAIN During Labor

Posted on: October 11, 2021 | Doulas, education, Information, Labor, Pregnancy, Prenatal

Claudia was upset. Her recent prenatal appointment left her bewildered and anxious. Her baby was in a questionable position, and her provider had made several suggestions. Claudia wasn’t sure what to do, how to proceed, or what was even going on. Claudia knew that there was one person to help her navigate through all of these thoughts and emotions, and she called her doula. “Hi Claudia, let’s use our BRAIN to . . .

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Partners and Doulas

Posted on: October 4, 2021 | birth, Doulas, Famillies, Fatherhood, Labor, Labor Doulas, Motherhood, Pregnancy, VFD Team

It was late into the evening. Claudia laid awake staring at the big bright yellow moon through her bedroom. With 3 months left in the pregnancy, she knew that the conversation of having her partner and her doula in the birthing space would have to happen. Much of the decisions regarding the pregnancy had been Claudia’s. Although they weren’t officially together, they knew that their love for each other was . . .

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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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Writing A Birth Plan

Posted on: August 23, 2021 | classes, Doulas, education, Information, Labor, Labor Doulas, Las Vegas, Pregnancy, Prenatal, VFD Team

Claudia was 36 weeks and getting down to the final stretch, and today was the prenatal appointment with her Doula Team. Up until now, Claudia and her Doula support team had called, texted, shared situationally appropriate memes, and kept in contact. Today they would all gather in the same space to discuss in detail her upcoming birthing experience and create her birth preferences plan. While Claudia set out waters and . . .

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