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
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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
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
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