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What to pack for your hospital bag

Every woman who is pregnant hums and haws over this. What will they need? Even those who are choosing a home birth still need “stuff”. Though often their midwife gives them a list of what to buy, making it easier for them. 137 more words


What is a doula?

What is a doula? What a great question!

Simply put a doula is professionally trained birth support. But what does that really mean for you? It means you have someone there for you throughout your entire pregnancy (a great reason to hire a doula earlier rather then later on!), someone who can help you with comfort measures, share with you what to expect at the hospital, someone to help you write your birth plan (we prefer the term birth preferences) and someone to provide that continuous support during labour. 299 more words


5 misconceptions about doulas.

dou·la: (do͞olə/) noun

a person who is trained to assist another birthing individual during childbirth and who may provide support to the family after the baby is born. 719 more words


Midwifery 2.

Today we had a lecture and discussion in our Birth and It’s meaning class titled ‘The Creation of Meaning and Birth as a Rite of Passage’ that was amazing to be part of. 1,035 more words

Waiting is Hard to do. What to do While You're Waiting for Baby

You’re so over it.  Whether your due date has come and gone, or you’re at week 37 and it seems like your pregnancy will neeeever end, the waiting game can be brutal.   546 more words

Everyone Needs a Life Doula

While I was in my Birth Boot Camp doula training, there was a conversation about
different types of “doulas” that people might need.  Things like a “dentist doula”, someone to come and hold your hand during dental procedures that inevitably cause anxiety.   375 more words


Weddings Predict Birth Behavior! First-time moms should USE this information!

Not everyone who is having their first baby had a wedding first. If you did, though, you have a natural window through which to peek at your relatives’ likely behavior — and your likely feelings about their behavior — at the birth of your baby. 450 more words