Don’t Forget the Most Important Part of Your Birth Plan

  Don’t Forget the Most Important Part of Your Birth Plan! Planning for the birth of your baby feels like kind of a big deal. (It is. It’s your child.) Where you’ll give birth, who will be in attendance, what music will be playing – it’s your right and privilege to research and plan and dream and craft the details …

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I’m Going to Be in Labor Until I’m 80: A Guide to Prodromal Labor

  Your belly tightens, your breath catches. You’re having contractions…baby day is here! Or is it? For some moms, contractions continue to occur, and even grow longer and stronger, but seemingly without bringing the delivery any closer – even for a few days or more. This often-frustrating scenario is called prodromal labor. What is Prodromal Labor? Prodromal labor, or sometimes …

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Getting an Epidural? Here’s Why You Still Want a Doula

  “I’m having an epidural, so a doula won’t be necessary for me.” Oh, how often we’ve heard this sentiment – and it couldn’t be further from the truth! There are a ton of misconceptions out there about doula support, but one of the biggest and most insidious is the idea that doulas only support unmedicated. “natural” labors. In truth, …

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Community Birth Stories – Kelsey Vagnoni NICU Stay

I got pregnant with my first child in January 2015. I sailed through my first 6 months of pregnancy.  On June 27 2015 everything changed.  I remember that day like it was yesterday.  I woke up early to paint the nursery.  I was getting everything ready when I got a phone call.  It was the kind of phone call you …

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What Will My Premature Baby Look Like?

  What Will My Premature Baby Look Like? If you are currently facing the fact that you will likely give birth to your child before the estimated due date, whether by a little or a lot, you probably have a lot of questions. Is my baby going to be okay? Will my baby grow up healthy? What is my preterm …

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