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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“Don’t Take A Childbirth Education Class – It’s a Waste of Your Time!”

By Heather Delaney, co-owner, labor and postpartum doula, childbirth educator   Yep. You heard me.  Time waster. Lengthy investment. Who has time for that?  With work, family commitments, the busy social calendar of fall and the upcoming holidays, the answer for many is “not me.” Often when planning for baby, the childbirth class is pushed to the side for ‘if …

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