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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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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3 Comfortable Positions for Hospital Birthing

You’ve planned the nursery, written a birth plan, and you’re pretty sure you’re ready to tackle the task of giving birth. Now imagine yourself pushing out your baby: where and how is your body situated? If you’re like most people, you’ve come to associate birth with the traditional scene of lying on your back with your legs in stirrups. This …

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The Down and Dirty on Diapers

Our clients often ask us, “What kind of diapers should I use on my little one?” The truth is, there is no one brand or type that will work for everyone, because everyone’s priorities are different.  Are you concerned about cost?  The environment?  Best fit?  You may need to try a few before you find a brand you want to …

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