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Pregnant?  Already a mom?  Thinking about getting pregnant?  Want to talk to other women who have been there?  Join us at Babies and Bagels Mom's Group!

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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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Stork Helpers is excited to announce that I now offer childbirth classes.   I have been going to childbirth classes across Cincinnati and Dayton for the last year seeing what is currently offered in the area.  I have also been talking to families about what they want out of classes and what they wish they had gotten out of a class.

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After 12 weeks of bed rest. A belly that was 64 cm up & down & 55" around. Thirty nine weeks with four tiny feet kicking away waiting to come out. It was 6am when we arrived at the hospital for our scheduled C-section. You would think that I wouldn't be nervous, but I was. I don't know if I was more nervous or it was a different kind of nervous. We couldn't believe in just a few hours we were going to have twins in our arms & our family would grow from 7 to 9.

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Twenty years ago today I became a Mama. It's hard to believe that it's been that long, but I remember it clearly. On April 9, 1999, I woke up to some bloody show and I started to have some contractions. I was scared because I thought something was wrong. I had never took a childbirth class and no one told me what to expect. 

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When my first client approached me about wanting a water birth I was a little weirded out to be honest. I never wanted to do it myself with any of my births. I always thought, why would you want to sit in "your stuff?" And "what if you poop?"  These are just some of the random thoughts I had over the years as I delivered our seven children.   But I never expressed these thoughts to my client. I was very encouraging to her because this was her birth, her story, her body. 

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I loved helping this couple throughout pregnancy and labor!  I was so touched that they chose to use me as their doula and they did a phenomal job brining their baby girl into the world.

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