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A few months ago, I was given the opportunity to attending a Spinning Babies Workshop.   The class took place over a weekend and was filled with moms to be, doulas, midwives and chiropractors.  All of there to learn morea bout how to help Mama and baby achieve the gentlest, most natural birth possible.

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Last year, I spent the weekend in northern Ohio at a training workshop.  The training was not something that I wanted to do, as I knew it would be highly emotional.   But I knew it was something that I HAD to do.   Birth is not routine, every birth is different and not all births have the outcome that any one wants.    The seminar was a training on how to be a Bereavement Doula.   A doula for families dealing with the loss, whether unexpected or planned, or their baby.

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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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Labor can be a long and exhausting period for many Mama’s and their partners.  During that period of time as you wait for labor to progress, it is important that you remain as comfortable as possible. This will help in reducing your stress level as you move closer to the big moment.   Below, I have listed some things that can help keep you comfortable during labor.

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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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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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