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High Risk Pregnancy - My Perception of Risk and My Choices Explained

This week I attended a conference at City University London called Positive Birth Conference 2016: Informed Choice. You can follow the hashtag #citypbc2016 to find out more about the day. 193 more words


Postpartum ~ Week Four

It’s been four weeks since baby Elizabeth was born! She will be one month officially on Tuesday. ♥

This past week has been somewhat better as far as recovery goes, but one symptom… 464 more words


Thoughts & Happenings 7/23

I went to see one of my midwives yesterday to try and find a reason for the lightheadedness/faint feeling that I’ve been experiencing for the last week. 553 more words


Thoughts & Happenings 7/21

I started experiencing lightheadedness last week. My chest gets heavy feeling, I have shortness of breath, and I almost feel like I may faint. Well, I hadn’t really thought much of it for the first few days because I had basically the same during most of my second trimester. 237 more words


Difficult Labors and the Role of the Doula

This past month, our doula community has encountered some difficult labors. As doulas, we are trained to help reduce the number of unnecessary interventions by assisting mothers to cope with pain, improve positioning, and empower the mother to advocate for herself. 725 more words


Postpartum ~ Week Three

Slowly but surely is the theme around here right now, lol…

The Incision

While my scar continues to look better and better, I’ve unfortunately been experiencing a fair amount of pain and discomfort in my abdomen this week. 447 more words


Doula Wisdom: How to VBAC

Last night, my friend Shannon Staloch and I hosted our third conference call Q&A on birth. We focused on VBAC–vaginal birth after cesarean–and heard from a special guest, … 1,322 more words