Author: Deb

28 May 5 Questions To Ask BEFORE Your Birth

As recently seen on Mindful Mama As a doula, I've heard this lament time and time again: "I received the name of my doctor from a friend, and if I had known what to ask, I probably would have switched doctors a long time ago. Now...

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29 Apr ACTION ALERT: Save Home Birth in New York

(Just received this from Choices In Childbirth!) We need your help! At midnight tomorrow, April 30th, the majority of New York City's home birth midwives will no longer be able to practice legally. Unless immediate action is taken by the Governor and the NYS...

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08 Mar To Cesarean or Not To Cesarean, That is the Question!

A few weeks ago after a morning prenatal yoga class, three students were left talking about birth options. One student was expressing her strong desire to have a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean”) with her second child, while another, who was also on her second...

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23 Feb Are Women Making Bigger Babies?

The answer is NO, and I am actually quite surprised by this conclusion! I thought that the upward trend in adult weight gain, type 2 diabetes, and processed food consumption in this country would be accompanied by an average increase in fetal weight. However, research...

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11 Feb Understanding Low Amniotic Fluid In Late Pregnancy

My last two doula clients were both induced due to a diagnosis of Oligohydramnios - low amniotic fluid. I have heard many of my students report that they were induced for the same reason, or that it was a very big concern for their care...

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