What is the Group B Strep Test?

  What is the Group B Strep Test? During your research into pregnancy and birth options, or perhaps when talking to friends with babies, you may have heard of getting a Group B Strep test during pregnancy. Now you have questions! What is the GBS test for, how is it done, and what could the results indicate? (And no, it …

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I’m Using a Birth Center – What Will I Need When I Get Home?

For the vast majority of births in the United States, women trek to their local hospital and stay 1-2 days for an uncomplicated vaginal delivery, or as many as 3-5 after a complicated or Cesarean delivery. Depending on factors such as your health, baby’s health, and your insurance coverage, the absolute minimum stay tends to be 24 hours during which …

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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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Thoughts From a Midwife: Why I Want My Clients to Hire Doulas

Annapolis Area Doulas proudly collaborates with outstanding birth care providers in our area. We forge strong relationships with them so that you, the parents, can enjoy the best possible experience with your support team. Keep reading to learn what one of our awesome local midwives thinks about hiring both a midwife and a doula. “Congratulations on your pregnancy! It’s such …

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Pregnancy Potty Mouth

Society portrays pregnancy as a magical experience. Sharing your body while creating the beauty of life. However, the truth is our little miracles can wreak some serious havoc on our systems, and, sharing is not always fun. The truth is: toilet training begins during pregnancy. That’s right! Long before you are weaning your little one out of diapers you might …

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