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Meet The Team: Ednalyna Martin

Posted on: October 23, 2023 | Birth Work, Community, Doulas, Famillies, Information, Labor, Labor Doulas, Las Vegas, Motherhood, Parenting, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Relationships, VFD Team

“Take it one day at a time. This is new, and you are learning with your baby.” ~ Ednalyna Martin  Edna is a foodie who loves adventure and discovering new foods. Her hobbies include experiences in nature, spending time with family, dancing, and crafting. Through self-healing and self-discovery, Edna is grateful for the journey because it has shifted how she serves her community with intention, authenticity, and love! Edna brings her . . .

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A Labor Doula Lifestyle

Posted on: June 5, 2023 | Birth Work, Business, Community, Doulas, Famillies, Labor, Labor Doulas, Pregnancy, Relationships, Work

You have the heart. You’ve been supporting people you care about forever. You know that there’s more to your yearning to help, to provide, and to educate. You wonder if the labor doula lifestyle is a possibility for you. Being on-call, supporting a complete stranger in a time of utmost vulnerability, and preparing yourself for a doula business of sustainability and success. While the labor doula lifestyle isn’t for everyone, . . .

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Maternity, Birth, Newborn Photography

Posted on: May 9, 2023 | Activity, birth, Community, Famillies, Las Vegas, Motherhood, Pregnancy

“Take a picture, it will last you longer.”  “A picture is worth a thousand words.”  “Life moves pretty fast. You don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it!” For many, the idea of taking a photo is annoying, and daunting, and brings thoughts of self-doubt about one’s image. A pregnancy, a birth, and the new baby stage are moments in life that come like a . . .

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Diastasis Recti

Posted on: August 8, 2022 | Body, Community, education, Health, Information, Las Vegas, Postpartum, Pregnancy

The fupa. The mom-pooch. The mummy tummy. These are all different ways society identifies diastasis recti. This common yet dissatisfying lingering effect of pregnancy and postpartum plays with one’s mental, emotional, and physical mentality. Looking pregnant long after baby has been welcomed into the world; the struggles to “get that body back”, which is taking longer than it used to. But alas! There are ways to have that belly back . . .

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Cesarean Birth

Posted on: December 6, 2021 | birth, Body, education, Health, Information, Labor, Pregnancy, Prenatal

Nationwide, according to CesareanRates.org, cesarean births makeup statistically 31.7% of all births in 2019.  In Nevada, 26.8% of births were by cesarean. The Healthy People 2020 Initiative is to have births in all states have a cesarean rate of 23.9 and below.  Known as belly birth, c-section, surgical delivery, and cesarean section, a cesarean delivery of a baby doesn’t come without big emotions, thoughts, biases, and even misinformation. What is . . .

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