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Assisted Delivery in Birth

Posted on: December 13, 2021 | birth, Body, education, Health, Information, Prenatal

Birth is not broken, therefore birth does not need to be fixed. Birthing bodies are not broken, therefore birthing bodies do not need to be fixed. Baby’s know how to be born, therefore interventions are a moot point. What if situations arise beyond the scope of “normal”, low-risk, or safe? What happens when decisions in birth are made to provide a safe and healthy birth of a baby? An assisted . . .

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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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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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