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17 Dec Know the Statistics; Don’t Be One

Several months ago, I constructed a list of 5 questions to ask your doctor before your birth. Asking questions can help you begin to decide which caregiver would best align with your ideas of birthing. It's definitely a good jumping-off point...

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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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23 Aug Natural Alternatives to Induce Labor

During this morning’s class, one of the students proudly announced that today was her due date. She was anxiously awaiting the start of her labor and excited to meet her baby. (I think there was equal excitement about the idea of not being pregnant anymore!)...

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