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Three babies two doulas, induced labours

For World Doula Week we’re running a series of interviews with families who have had the support of a doula or in this case two doulas. 590 more words


maggie's birth story: from home-birth to hospital birth and trusting my instincts

I went to bed on the evening of 20th June 2016 feeling deflated that another day had gone by without any sign of my baby.  I was 42 weeks plus 2 days pregnant and I had resigned myself to the fact that I may be edging towards the longest pregnancy ever known to woman – see my… 1,927 more words

Pregnant in 2017? ACOG Recommends...

As a doula, getting the latest recommendations on birth updated is almost like Christmas morning. And if you are pregnant in 2017, you probably want to be aware of the latest recommendations by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). 1,386 more words

Fearing childbirth may prolong labor


Dr. Stuart Fischbein chuckled when he read the title of the press release: “Women with a fear of childbirth endure a longer labor.”

The release was promoting a study published this week in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 

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hi there sweet souls!

I ducked out on a month-long hiatus from untidy grace (and most social media) for the month of february after our sweet Iola Grace was born… speaking of which… 2,032 more words

Moriah Currently


My baby came early and in a way I did not expect nor was I prepared for. It was not the birth I wanted. It was the furthest thing from it! 1,200 more words

My First Birth Experience

If you would’ve told me two years ago that I would consider a home birth I would’ve laughed in your face!  I am NOT that kind of mom!   856 more words