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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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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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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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Tamara Kankowski is now a Childbirth Educator, Dip CBEd!  Tamara has been working for the last year towards her certification in Childbirth Education.   Becoming certified has required a lot of reading in addition to class hours.

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The focus of this class is about different techniques to make you comfortable throughout the labor and birth process. You will learn ways to help manage labor pain naturally as well as various labor and birth positions that will help you labor and deliver in a way that is more comfortable for you and baby. 

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Our Date Night Childbirth Class is a unique class opportunity for those that want to take a Childbirth Class, but don’t have the time to be able to take a full class.  Date night is taught on Friday evenings and includes pizza and dessert to make the night compete. 

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I've been asked by many families if you only have a doula for the first birth. The answer is No. There are so many reasons you can have a birth doula regardless of which pregnancy this might be for you.

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The day is finally here that you have waited nine months for; you think it is time to for baby to arrive.  So when is the best time to call your doula? Every doula is different on their guidelines on when the best time is. My philosophy - when YOU want me. What does that look like you ask? 

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