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Celebrating the Golden Hour

Posted on: December 27, 2021 | Babies, birth, Body, education, Information, Labor, Labor Doulas

Claudia had read about it. She had heard about it. Claudia even asked her doulas about it. And here she was finally experiencing it! The infamous golden hour that is known to have a multitude of benefits to both her and her baby. The moment began so quickly as Claudia pulled her vernix covered baby up to her chest and wept.  What is the Golden Hour The golden hour is . . .

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Fetal Monitoring During Labor

Posted on: November 22, 2021 | birth, Body, Doulas, education, Health, Information, Labor, Labor Doulas, Pregnancy, Prenatal

Claudia had been going to her high-risk obstetrician for months, and was not a stranger to fetal monitoring. She had been feeling some contractions for the past 24-hours and was sitting in her appointment room being monitored. The nurse stated that she was in fact experiencing contractions, adding that she may be experiencing signs of early labor. Claudia sat nervously. She was still 6 weeks out from her estimated due . . .

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The Stages of Labor

Posted on: November 15, 2021 | birth, Body, Doulas, education, Information, Labor, Labor Doulas, Pregnancy, Prenatal, VFD Team

Claudia was ecstatic for her prenatal appointment with her doulas. This appointment had been scheduled for weeks, and was finally here. While they had all been in communication consistently, there was something about being  in the same space as her doulas that pumped her up a bit. Claudia was now 34 weeks pregnant and was preparing for her final 6 weeks before motherhood. She was looking forward to discussing what . . .

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Is This Labor?

Posted on: November 8, 2021 | birth, Body, Doulas, education, Health, Information, Labor, Labor Doulas, Las Vegas, Pregnancy, Prenatal

The thought of being in labor riddled Claudia with anxiety whenever she thought about it. The idea of the pain, the unknowns, the what-ifs, and the “will I have my baby in my car?!” plagued her thoughts. Now that she was aware that a rupture of membranes didn’t necessarily indicate the onset of labor, Claudia was curious as to HOW to tell when she would BE in labor, and  if . . .

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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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