What does “body positivty” mean to me?

You hear a lot of talk about body positive these days and I’ve been pondering what that means in relation to pregnancy and postpartum. This seems to be a time where people question their body more than ever, especially postpartum, but sometimes even during pregnancy. Your body does some amazing things but pregnacy can also do some damage to your …

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Keep Your Baby Cool

As we slowly work our way into the warmer summer months, we’re spending more sunny days outdoors with our little ones. No one likes to be hot and sweaty, especially your baby. While it’s easy to reach for a water when we start to feel overheated, your baby has a difficult time letting you know that they need some help …

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When Your Doula is Pregnant Too

There’s just something about having a doula with you for your pregnancy and birthing journey. That supportive, unbiased, compassionate person is always there for you if you have a question or need to talk through some of your worries and fears, and that takes so much of the stress out of the whole experience. Maybe they’ve even been in the …

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What’s the Fuss About Peanut Balls?

If you’ve taken any childbirth classes, toured your local hospitals and birth centers…or talked to any doulas for any length of time, you’ve probably at least heard mention of the so-called magical properties of the peanut ball. This unassuming, smallish, peanut-shaped physical therapy ball couldn’t really be super useful during labor…or could it? So What is a Peanut Ball Anyway? …

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Is Hypnobirthing Just for Hippies?

As a Hypnobirthing-friendly doula agency (featuring three Hypnobirthing instructor and several Hypnodoulas!), we have received many questions and comments from Annapolis area parents and providers regarding the practice of Hypnobirthing. “Isn’t that just a woo-woo, anti-science, birthing-in-the-woods thing?” While we can certainly see how the visual of a comedy-show hypnotist combined with a laboring woman could raise a few eyebrows, …

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