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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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The Induction of Labor

Posted on: October 18, 2021 | birth, Body, education, Information, Labor, Pregnancy, Prenatal

The idea of an induction brings about an array of emotions. Why is this being introduced/discussed? How will this affect my delivery? What methods of induction are there? What are all of my options? What are some natural options? What if I don’t want an induction? Knowing what your options are, the methods, and the process can ease fears and anxieties surrounding a decision like this. Ultimately, it instills confidence . . .

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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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