Posts in Winchester Doula Tips
Ways to Get Labor Going

So you have reached that point in your pregnancy where you need or want to get things going and you are wondering what your options are? While we as Doulas cannot prescribe or specifically recommend anything we can tell you what might help get your labor going.

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What to Do When Your Baby Hates Swaddling

You've been told swaddling is the thing to do! "swaddle the baby and they'll love it" but your baby seems to hate it. "when they are fussy, swaddle them and they will calm down." but your baby seems to get angrier when you try to swaddle them to calm them. 


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How to Use Water in Labor

Hydrotherapy, using water in labor for relief and comfort is an amazing tool that can help you get through labor until you plan to get your epidural or until you give birth. Hydrotherapy is usually one of a Doulas' favorite tools for supporting families in labor, but it can also be used with you and your support person.

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3 Common Fears About Birth and How to Overcome Them

Story telling is a powerful connection that has been passed down from generation to generation. Story telling is powerful in a good or bad way and we often hear stories of childbirth or have anxieties about them that we want to talk about today!

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What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag (Video/PDF)

Watch our video of what to pack in your hospital bag so that you can take the essentials and leave home all the extra things that you dont need! Download our PDF Checklist for your use at home!

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Winchester Acupuncture for Pregnancy: Colleen Porter Acupuncture, LLC

Colleen Porter is an Acupuncturist in Winchester, Virginia and has been practicing Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture for 13 years! Her skill and support of families and individuals in the Shenandoah Valley area has been amazing and we want to share her expertise with you!

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What's Next for Front Royal Families?

Since the announcement of the closing of the L&D at Warren Memorial, families in Front Royal need to know what their prenatal support options are and what they can expect for current and future pregnancies.

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What to Expect: Birthing at Winchester Medical Center

So Valley Health's Labor and Delivery at Winchester Medical Center is where you will be welcoming your newest addition? We know there is so much to do as you prepare for the arrival of your baby! Picking a name, baby showers and baby registries , choosing a pregnancy care provider, hiring a Doula in Winchester,

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What IS a Birth Doula??

" Oh, we thought about a Doula but wanted to have our baby in the hospital." An exact quote I have heard more than once, because there are still so many misconceptions about WHAT A DOULA IS!

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