ACOG Recommends Doulas for Continuous Support During Labor

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The benefits of continuous support during labor are numerous, with the most important benefit being “fewer reports of dissatisfaction with the experience of labor”. We iterate to our clients the importance of planning, of discovering and prioritizing their options, and of creating a clear and effective birth plan. But we also make it known that even with all of the …

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How Does a Doula Support The Birth Partner?

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A very common concern among expecting parents when considering a doula for their birth is how involved the partner will be once the doula joins them. There is a fear that the partner will somehow be replaced by the doula in supporting the laboring woman. When you choose a professional doula who understands how important the family unit is in …

Hospital Bag Must-Haves & Convenient Extras (plus a FREE printable checklist!)

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You’re having a baby! What do you pack? Here is our must-pack list + convenient extras for new and experienced moms alike: Must-Have birth plan – CREATE A CUSTOM BIRTH PLAN HERE chap stick. And more than 1 in case it gets lost in the shuffle. moisturizer phone charger deodorant toothbrush & toothpaste camera hair brush hair ties hair dryer …

Birth Affirmations & Inspirational Quotes

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The power and intensity of your contractions cannot be stronger than you, because it IS you. A healthy woman who delivers spontaneously performs a job that cannot be improved upon. -Aidan MacFarlane There is a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong. -Laura Stavoe Harm No other natural bodily function is …