Posts tagged home birth
Fear of Interventions in Childbirth: How it Can Lead to Interventions

To all the women out there who have had births that did not go as planned, felt judged by others, or didn't feel complete after giving birth, followed the rules and didn't do anything, trusted your body and ended up with a cesarean, you are not alone.

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Dreading the Transition Back to Work

Some women are whisked back to work after a few short weeks and other new moms have several months! Regardless how long your maternity leave is, most of us have to head back to work eventually and it's definitely not fun.

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What's Up With These Braxton Hicks Contractions?

You might experience contractions of your uterus and as your body gears up for birth that will occur more often. These are known as Braxton Hicks contractions. This sensation is quite literally your uterus "working out" to prepare it's muscles for birth.

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Bringing Home Your Second Baby

Getting your home perfect and prepared to bring home baby is stressful, even if this isn't your first time introducing a baby to your space. Having your second child with a growing little one at home isn't for the faint of heart.

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4 Ways to Prepare for your VBAC

As with everything in life, you cannot predict outcomes, but you can do things to work towards the outcome you desire. If one of your pregnancies required a cesarean birth and you are now desiring a VBAC, how can you prepare? Where do you start? What is important? What is not important?

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If I Have a Midwife, Do I Really Need a Doula?

The short answer to this is you do not *need* both, but to have both is highly valuable and will only make the birthing process smoother and easier. If you have read my blog about the difference between a Doula and a Midwife, it will help you understand how their roles are similar but different and always complimentary of each other.

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Looking for a West Virginia Doula for Your Birth?

f you are searching for a doula in West Virginia to support you for your birth at Berkeley Medical Center (read about our experience) or Winchester Medical Center (read about our tour), we have one of the best on our team just for you!

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