Some women don’t know what a doula is (no worries, my computer is also trying to auto-correct the word like it doesn’t exist)… some know, but don’t want one for their birth… and some think doulas are only beneficial in a hospital setting.
We didn’t hire a doula for our first birth. It was in a hospital and while we
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I’d been having “prodromal” labor for a couple weeks. I hate to call it that, but they were stronger than my normal braxton-hicks that I’d been having for months and they were consistently 1 – 1.5 minutes in length and 5-minutes apart for hours at a time. There were three specific times that I surely thought I was in labor!
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One thought that kept repeating through my head while I was in labor: “wow, you just don’t get this type of special treatment in a hospital.” I mean, I was pampered. I ate well, my feet were rubbed, my hair was brushed, the supply of water and juice was never-ending, my shoulders were massaged, I got plenty of warm showers
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Welp, my due date is NEXT FRIDAY. Yea, it’s a little crazy to be able to say that, but I’m definitely ready. The little labor “scare” on Sunday night/Monday morning made me realize I’m ready, I’m not scared… I can do this!
So I thought I’d share some little tips and remedies to naturally help prepare yourself for labor. These
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I’m featured again on ABC News for their Million Moms Challenge, raising money for babies and moms around the world that are in need. If you haven’t yet, please sign up for the challenge!
This time, I wrote about labor. About how we all enter into labor and delivery with some type of expectations and fears and things could go
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If you haven’t heard yet, Dr. Nancy (Your Birth Coach) is live streaming her homebirth. She’s something like a week over due and I just got the email notification a few hours ago that she has recently started early labor.
I just logged on to watch and it looks like she is baking a cake with her two children.
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