Posts tagged doula in winchester va
How Winchester Families are Getting Sleep with a Newborn

Understanding what to expect when it comes to babies, sleep and the first few months of parenting is key to not feeling overwhelmed or like you are doing something wrong. I think the most common questions new parents get about their baby is, “How are they sleeping?”. Most of society has forgotten what it is like with a newborn or that most babies (basically 99%) of them sleep like normal healthy newborns when you first bring them home.

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Settling in Once You Arrive At the Hospital in Labor

You park and finally make it to the labor and delivery room doors and you sit ( or stand if you’re laboring intensely) to check in! Maybe you have a Doula there helping you manage contractions while your partner checks you in and helps you answer the questions. She occasionally rubs your back or applies counter pressure to keep you comfortable while you manage between the excitement and questions.

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Morning Sickness Hacks for Surviving the First Trimester

Well, first let’s get this cleared up, morning sickness is more like… all day… night time… anytime of day… sickness that some how ended up termed “ morning sickness”. 70-80% of expecting people experience morning sickness in their first trimester (first 12 weeks) of pregnancy!

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What are the Benefits of Birth Doula Support?

Professional Birth Doulas bring many benefits to families as they welcome their babies! When we discuss Doulas, in this context we mean trained, experienced Doulas who are hired by families to support their birth. Sometimes families members have their friends or family members as their “ doulas” when they are not trained, experienced support people. We wanted to make that distinction so that our post makes sense!

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What to Expect: How Will My Labor Start

Is it really like the movies? Water breaking and gushing all over Isle 12 of the grocery store followed by intense contractions, contraction so intense you’ll be pushing your baby out in less than an hour? No, it’s not really like the movies, especially for those giving birth for the first time.

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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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8 Questions to Ask a Doula at an Interview

The truth is you can find many lists out there with questions to ask doulas during the interview, also called a consultation, because it is more about getting to know the doula team. The intake call, done before the consultation, is about answering those logistic questions such as what is included in the package, fees, payment options, and how and when to hire the doula.

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