Author: Deb

17 Feb What is the Difference Between a Postpartum Doula & Baby Nurse?

When I first announced to my mom that I was pregnant, she was so excited and soon proudly said, "I am going to offer you exactly what my mother offered me after Craig (my brother) was born. A baby nurse!" I graciously said...

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20 Dec My Impressions of the First Trimester

My doctor warned me that my first trimester would probably be difficult. I didn't really fully comprehend what that would mean. Most of the students that I encounter at the Prenatal Yoga Center are in their second or third trimester. We do...

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03 Dec The Importance of Continuous Labor Support

Whenever I tell people that I "moonlight" as a labor support doula, they say "a what???" A labor support doula- a woman that offers continuous physical and emotional support to a laboring woman. Even after that explanation, I still often receive slightly confused...

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11 Nov Amniotomy: To Break or Not to Break!

Approximately 10% of women will have their water break before the onset of labor. So for the other 90% out there, they will either face the choice of an amniotomy (breaking of the amniotic sac) or have their membranes rupture on their own, called spontaneous...

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