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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Everything Is Just Fine, And Other Lies of a Postpartum Depressed Mind

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This post was submitted anonymously. The time had come. After over 9 months of preparation that couldn’t truly prepare me we were now going to have a baby. I had dreamed about this day for years. Some girls dream of their weddings. I dreamt of becoming a Mommy. I thought I would have an intervention free birth in a tub …