Posts in Tips and Tricks
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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Moving in Pregnancy for a Better Birth

We have families ask us all the time, “what can I do to prepare for birth?” Preparing for birth involves so much more than a birth plan, it involves eating well when you can, exercise, your support system, a

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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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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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What a Pelvis can Teach you About Childbirth

These three things come together and must work correctly for birth to happen! Childbirth Education prepares you for what to expect in the third trimester,  what to expect when labor begins, starts and stops again, what your partner can expect, what each stage of labor looks like,

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Support for My High Risk Pregnancy

Most often when you see those two pink lines there is excitement and joy and maybe some questions about the unknowns. What you do not expect is to be in a high-risk pregnancy at any point or to hear the words uttered by your care provider that you need to see the Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist (MFM).

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