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Pregancy + Birth During a Pandemic

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  A different world during a pandemic Everyone is feeling overwhelmed and confused. It’s no wonder – information is coming in quickly as those in power attempt to mitigate the effects this pandemic will have on our community and the world at large. Add pregnancy into the mix, and it feels like there’s even more […]

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What does a doula do, exactly?

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In a recent conversation with an expectant mom, she said: “I understand that doulas provide informational, physical, and emotional support … but what do you actually do? During a birth? Or before? Or – yeah, what do you do as a birth doula?” Good question. As a birth doula I …. ~ Answer any question […]

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If we bought wedding insurance ….

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Weddings are a big life event. We dream about our wedding day. And when the time finally comes, we plan for months! We make big decisions like where we’re going to get married, who is going to cater the reception, and who is going photograph our wedding. And we make the tiniest detailed decision too […]

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40 days of postpartum

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Those first forty days are traditionally protected, so mom and her newborn can acclimate to their new reality. This is a time to be insular and focus on your baby. In our culture, 40 days of relative tranquility can be challenging – or even impossible – to achieve. Not just because we’re so busy with […]

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What’s in a name? ~ 5 Baby Name Resources

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Yay! You’re having a baby! …. And that’s about the time to start obsessing about baby name options. This is a big parenting responsibility! This is what this person will be called for life (usually). So I’ve gathered my favorite-naming resources. Five Baby Naming Tools Baby Name Wizard – Put any name into the search […]

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Routine Screening: glucose tolerance test

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When pregnant, there are several screenings or tests that are advised. Pregnant people must research the risks and benefits to these screenings and decide if they are appropriate for their pregnancy. As a pregnant person who has hired a birth team, you are in control of what screenings/routines/protocols/etc that you consent to. One such screening […]