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Dads and Birth Process

Why dads are crucial to the birthing process

You may have seen the “Love Your Spouse” challenge on Facebook recently. If you haven’t, it’s basically a series of posts — usually across seven days, but sometimes less — where women (mostly) but men (sometimes) post pictures of their relationship and explain why they love their spouse. It can be pretty cheesy in some [...]

Blissful Doula Pregnancy Mortality

What is happening with the U.S. pregnancy mortality rate?

1987 was the first year that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began collecting data on pregnancy mortality. 2012 is some of the most recently available data. Here’s the arc from 1987 to 2012 in visual form: As you can see, the rate is going up. In fact, it has doubled. As of these 2012 [...]

Ready, set….Postpartum.

You spent months preparing for your birth. You read all the books and wrote a birth plan. You attended prenatal yoga, childbirth Ed class and hired a birth doula. Did you make a plan for your postpartum recovery yet? This is just as important as planning for your birth. A-Z Guide for Postpartum Wellness It [...]

Sprinkled with Love

    Have you heard of Sprinkle? And not those tiny colorful sugar things you put on an ice cream cone, A Baby Sprinkle, a way to welcome your 2nd, 3rd or 4th baby into the world. I had never heard this term before, until a client of mine mentioned her friends were throwing her [...]

Getting your VBAC in Western MA

Getting your VBAC You had a birth plan, you dreamed of a vaginal birth but things didn’t go as planned and you had a cesarean. You are pregnant again and the thought of a repeat cesarean isn’t your ideal birth. As a doula, I believe that birth is a normal and natural process. Yes, you [...]

10 Ways to a Healthy Vulva

What’s up down there? Knowing about your body is important, and knowing how to take care of it is even more important. First and foremost. how well do you know your vulva? Taking regular peeks at       your vulva is the first step to staying healthy. Once you get a lay of the [...]

Introducing a Bottle to a Breastfed Baby

I recently got a phone call from a tearful mom because her baby won’t take a bottle. There is no worse feeling than getting ready to go back to work in less than a week, having your freezer full of pumped milk and discovering that your baby still won’t take a bottle. Most moms think [...]

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