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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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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Doulas Are a Girl’s Best Friend

No one understands you quite like your best friend. You feel the most comfortable around them; free to share all your trials and tribulations with a welcome ear. A best friend is like family but is truly the best of both worlds. In a lot of ways, your doula is like the warm support system of a best friend. She’s …

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