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Siblings

October 27, 2019  |  baby, birth, new baby, new sibling, pregnancy, siblings, toddler

 

Being pregnant with your second (or seventh) is different from your first.  While you are busy getting things ready for the families newest member, you are busy tending to the needs of your children outside the womb. Whether it's homework assignments, team sports or bedtime stories and diapers, there is a lot going on.  Help prepare your child for their new sibling.

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Breastfeeding Tips

Breastfeeding is hard work and can be rather difficult at first, for both Mama and baby.   You are both trying to figure out what is going on and getting on the same page. You need to be comfortable, baby needs to latch.  Make sure that you give yourself both sometime to get a normal rhythm going, it's not always natural as seen on TV.

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Epidural Risks

October 13, 2019  |  birth, birth plan, epidural, medicated birth

As you begin discussing how you envision labor and delivery to go, one of the biggest decisions about labor will be if you decide to have an epidural.  If you’re considering an epidural for pain management during labor, you’re not alone—over 60% of women in the U.S. choose to receive this type of pain relief.  Before you decide, know the risks.

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The Key Member of Your Birth Support Team

 

Birth Doula. Birth Companion. Birth Coach.  All are various descriptions that are commonly used to describe a doula.   The word doula is a Greek word meaning “woman's servant.” Women have been serving others in childbirth for centuries and have proven that support from women has a positive impact on labor. Find out why a doula is a key person to have in your delivery room.

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