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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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Rupture of Membranes

Posted on: November 1, 2021 | Body, education, Information, Labor, Pregnancy, Prenatal

Claudia flipped off the television with a sigh. She had been bingeing on pregnancy films. The latest indulgence…’What to Expect When You’re Expecting’. What Claudia noticed was that there was a trend in these films: screaming and yelling, being rushed to the hospital, and whisked to labor and delivery in a wheelchair. Every single movie had a spontaneous rupture of membranes, with a flood of water descending from the body . . .

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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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