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Water Birth 101: What to Expect

Over the last ten years, waterbirths have dramatically increased in popularity.  

It’s always up to Mama how she brings her baby into the world. Today there are more options than ever to help Mama give birth the way she is most comfortable.  

In a previous post, we very briefly outlined why some mamas choose a waterbirth 

A baby sleeps against her dad's shoulder. Text reads "Baby boot camp for new moms and dads."

Your baby is coming and there is much to do.  

Your body is changing, life is growing more hectic, and you know your life is going to be forever different after your baby arrives. It can almost feel like preparing for battle.  

 

You don’t want to go into parenthood unprepared. You need...

Tamara holding baby

Tamara was a wonderful doula! We had the pleasure of having her support us throughout the pregnancy, labor & delivery, and postpartum. During the pregnancy, she helped us build our birthing plan, research treatments for my diagnosis of gestational diabetes, and prepare and transition into a family of 5.

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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 how doula can help you achieve a natural childbirth.  

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The moment you have been waiting for is finally here! Know that you have plenty of options for how you will bring your baby into the world.  After you know your options, you can begin to create your preferences for birth. 

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Over the course of the month, I have been applying The 5 Love Languages written by Gary Chaplain to pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum.  This week, I am covering how you can apply these principles during childbirth.

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Tamara is the absolute best Doula to hire! We were referred to her by a friend who had delivered with her, but I had no idea the extent of love she would graciously share with us on our birth day.

Our little one decided to arrive 4 weeks early. Tamara stayed with us every step of the way. Communicating during early labor and joining us at the hospital in the middle of the night when active labor started.

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Have you thought about taking a childbirth class?  Wonder if its worth your time and money?  Think it will be boring or that you wouldnt learn anything?   

Think about taking a class with Stork Helpers.  We offer a variety of classes to choose from depending on your needs.

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One of the common questions I hear from couples when thinking about a douls is whether Dad will be left out.  That if I am there supporting mom, dad will be pushed back to the side. However, that couldn't be further from the truth.  Doulas are for dads just as they are for mom. Doula’s do not replace any person in your family, doulas are a member of your support team. Read on to learn how doula's and dads work together.

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Have you been looking for a Childbirth Class that is fun and informative at the same time?   Join us at one of our upcoming 3 Week Classes or faster paced one day class and join in all the fun for yourself!

Tamara has developed a class combining her twenty years of being a Mama with her experience as a doula and childbirth educator. 

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