What is it Like to Go Into Labor?

  TV has us pretty well-trained. We’re going to be at a party or giving an important speech, and then a splash of fluid will appear underneath us. There will be some anxious rushing, spouse tripping and falling, and possibly even some shrieking as we race to the hospital where, only moments later, the doctor will hand us a perfectly …

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Getting an Epidural? Here’s Why You Still Want a Doula

  “I’m having an epidural, so a doula won’t be necessary for me.” Oh, how often we’ve heard this sentiment – and it couldn’t be further from the truth! There are a ton of misconceptions out there about doula support, but one of the biggest and most insidious is the idea that doulas only support unmedicated. “natural” labors. In truth, …

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My Baby is Breech: Help!

  My Baby is Breech: Help!   Your pregnancy has gone swimmingly. Other than a little morning sickness and heartburn, you and your baby check out at every appointment and everything is going according to schedule. Until that time at your 36 week appointment when a quick ultrasound reveals that your baby is now in the breech position. Hey now! …

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Community Birth Stories – Kelsey Vagnoni NICU Stay

I got pregnant with my first child in January 2015. I sailed through my first 6 months of pregnancy.  On June 27 2015 everything changed.  I remember that day like it was yesterday.  I woke up early to paint the nursery.  I was getting everything ready when I got a phone call.  It was the kind of phone call you …

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What Will My Premature Baby Look Like?

  What Will My Premature Baby Look Like? If you are currently facing the fact that you will likely give birth to your child before the estimated due date, whether by a little or a lot, you probably have a lot of questions. Is my baby going to be okay? Will my baby grow up healthy? What is my preterm …

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