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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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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How to Have a Low-Stress Holiday with Your New Baby

“Low-stress” and “holidays” are two words that few of us can admit to ever putting in the same sentence. And adding a new baby to the mix? Forgettaboutit. If you have a little one who’s just starting to make a grab for the ornaments, or if you’re expecting to give birth this December, you may be feeling your blood pressure …

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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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