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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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Navigating Labor as the Partner

Posted on: June 8, 2020 | Babies, birth, Body, Doulas, education, Famillies, Fatherhood, Information, Labor, Motherhood, Parenting, Postpartum Doulas, Relationships

Can you believe it? She carried a watermelon! Nine months have come since the word “pregnant” appeared on a test held in front of your face. 40 weeks of experiencing a whirlwind of hormones, growth, cravings, congratulations, and classes together. All for this very moment…SHE’S IN LABOR!!! Let’s rewind a bit. The final weeks leading up to this moment brought many “is it time moments”, am I right? Looking back, . . .

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Remembering My Homebirth to Cesarean

Posted on: May 2, 2020 | birth, Birth Work, Body, Community, Labor, Love, Motherhood, Relationships

In a couple months, it will be my daughter’s second birthday. Her birthday is a joyous day in our family, she is the only grandchild and great grandchild on both maternal and paternal sides, and this year we plan to travel for her birthday to a beach that we visited 2 weeks after she was born. This day also looms as a multitude of emotions flood my mind and heart. . . .

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Virtual Doula Support

Posted on: April 25, 2020 | Babies, birth, Birth Work, Community, Doulas, education, Famillies, Labor, Labor Doulas, Parenting, Postpartum Doulas

Birth and Babies. Two things that can almost instantly put a smile on a face the moment the words are said. Unfortunately, with the heightened anxiety of the world due to Coronavirus disease, women who were once anticipating and celebrating the arrival of their Spring babies, are now frightened. The idea of delivering in a hospital, exposed to the risks of Covid-19 and possibly delivering alone, is nauseating. Yet the . . .

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