Author: Deb

08 Nov An Ode to the Amish: Childbirth Without Pain

I was just looking over my pages of notes from my trip to The Farm Midwifery Center in Summertown, Tennessee, and I got caught up in my notes about the Amish births. Near Summertown is a very large Amish community. Many of the Amish births are...

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30 Oct Comfort Measures for Mom: The Inside of My Doula Bag!

Over the last 4 years I have gathered quite a “bag of tricks” that I bring along to births that I attend as a labor support doula. Some of what is inside my bags was passed on to me from other doulas, some of...

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25 Jun 7 “Tricks of the Trade” to Help You Have a Better Labor!

I have been attending births for almost 4 years and have picked up some trade secrets along the way. Here are some ideas to try to help make your labor more comfortable, less painful and (hopefully) shorter. 1. Heat: I typically bring a hot water bottle with...

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