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Your Guide to Maternity Leave

September 14, 2021

An Expecting Mother’s Guide to Maternity Leave    Things are Changing    Congratulations! You’re pregnant!    Pregnancy is one of the most exciting and

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Gestational Diabetes

September 7, 2021  |  gestational diabetes

As a doula, I have supported many as they go through gestational diabetes.   Gestational diabetes is a complicated topic as it can affect those who have diabetes in the past and those who have never had diabetes previously.

 

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Placental Pitocin

Did you know that pitocin is often given during the third stage of labor?  Are you familiar with the third stage of labor?

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What Is A Birth Ball?

July 19, 2021

A Birth Ball is the same as a yoga ball or an exercise ball. It's only called a birth ball when being used before and during labor. While pregnant a birth ball is a great resource instead of a chair and can become your best friend from early in pregnancy. The birth ball helps you with your posture; which will help during the last few weeks of pregnancy when baby is trying to get in the right position. 

 

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Should I Have A Waterbirth?

June 28, 2021  |  birth positions, homebirth, water birth

Should I have a waterbirth?  Can I have a waterbirth?  These are questions I get from many as they prepare for birth.

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Exercising in Pregnancy

June 7, 2021  |  birth, exercise, pregnancy

Your pregnancy and birth is unique to your body. Your body is constantly changing while pregnant. That's why you need to make sure your mind and body is ready for these. One way to look at it is by thinking you are an athlete. They train for game day and so should you. When you have your mind and body in a good place. Will make things easier during labor. Celebrate in understanding and appreciate what your body can do. Having healthy habits and being mindful what's best for you.

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