What’s the Fuss About Peanut Balls?

If you’ve taken any childbirth classes, toured your local hospitals and birth centers…or talked to any doulas for any length of time, you’ve probably at least heard mention of the so-called magical properties of the peanut ball. This unassuming, smallish, peanut-shaped physical therapy ball couldn’t really be super useful during labor…or could it? So What is a Peanut Ball Anyway? …

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How to Make the Most of Your Doula Before the Birth

  How to Make the Most of Your Doula – Before the Birth If you’re like most people, you probably hired your doula with laser focus on one thing: helping you have the kind of birth experience you desire. We’ll certainly be ready for you on your big day and use all of our skills to make it a good …

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A Cesarean HypnoBirth

From the moment I found out I was pregnant I was sure of two things: I didn’t want an epidural and I didn’t want a c-section. Not only was I terrified of needles and surgery, I knew I wanted to be in full control of my body and desperately wanted to experience the entire birth journey with my son. And …

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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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