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What To Expect In A Cesarean Section

May 24, 2020  |  birth, c-section, cesarean section, childbirth

If a vaginal birth is not possible, a cesarean birth will be performed.   Once the decision is made for a cesarean, preparations often move quickly.  The majority of the time, an epidural or spinal aesthesia is used so that you may be awake during birth.  More importantly though, there are things you should be prepared for when preparing for a cesarean that are not always discussed as you go into it.

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Testimonial: Kelly's Story

Kelly talks about her experience using Stork Helpers for the birth of their second child.   Kelly tells why having a birth doula present for her childbirth experience was important for her.  

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newborn baby

Your Newborn Babies Appearance

Coming into this world from the womb is a transition for all babies can be handled different.   Some cry loudly while others just look around quietly trying to figure out what is going on. Your newborn might look a little different than you first expect - they are wet, wrinkled and curled up when they first arrive.  

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kangaroo care

Benefits of Kangaroo Care

If you are planning to do Kangaroo Care, or skin-to-skin contact, after birth, talk about this with your health care team prior to the birth.  Skin to skin contact offers a variety of benefits including...

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spinning babies

Spinning Babies

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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5 Love Languages of Childbirth

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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