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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10 Tips for Surviving the Holidays with a Newborn

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The holiday season is thrilling, joyful, delicious, and exhausting. Add a newborn into the mix and it’s just mostly exhausting. Take our advice from been-there-done-that moms who weathered the holidays with newborns in tow. Do you have any tips to add? Leave us a comment if you found this helpful!

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Pregnancy, Depression, and Lost Time

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This post was submitted anonymously. “You must be sooo excited! Congratulations!! This is the best news ever!! So happy for you!!” I heard this from everyone the moment I announced I was pregnant.  Inside though I harbored a dark secret.  I was not excited or happy. I sat on the phone listening to my other pregnant friends, I could not …

Why You Should Hire an Unbiased Doula

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When imagining your perfect doula, does she hold all of the same beliefs you do about pregnancy, birth, and parenting? Do you expect her to? Should you? The thing about birth is, it doesn’t always go as planned. Babies are cute, cuddly, and unpredictable. A textbook pregnancy with a well-written birth plan could end with unplanned interventions and a birth …