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From the blog:

You Do Not Know What You Do Not Know

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Often doulas and educators will say to a mom that she does not know what she does not know. Do you wonder what we mean when we say this? Women often hear from their girl friends the docs they used for gynecology and then followed that doctor into their birth experience. I ask women how […]

What Does Trial of Labor Really Mean?

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Here is an email conversation I had this week: “I am very interested in hiring a doula to support me and help me VBAC (Vaginal Birth after previous Cesarean) in *************.” I asked a few questions about her due date and location for her birth. “I am birthing at *************, and am looking for someone […]

Negotiating Choppy Waters

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I recently attended a birth where the mom wanted to decline getting an IV access. This was not news to her doctor. She had told her doctor numerous times that she wanted to decline this procedure. My client was well informed and knew that evidence did not show this was an essential intervention for a […]

ITP and OTP

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Today I received a call from a young woman wanting to take our BOLD classes. Her home birth midwife had recommended and encouraged her to take our classes for preparation for her upcoming birth. She was concerned that since she lived inside Atlanta proper, the drive would be difficult all the way out to Lawrenceville. […]

Returning to Work- Avoiding the Pitfalls

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I was lucky enough- and I have to say willing to take some huge sacrifices to do so- I got to stay home with my babies. It is not something every new mom is able to do- no matter the sacrifices. We unfortunately are encouraged to buy homes for instance based on the maximum we […]

100 Reasons to Baby Wear!

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I asked the parents and experienced baby wearers on our facebook page this question: “What are the reasons you love to wear your baby!” And these are the top 100 reasons they shared! The consensus was “I love carrying my baby.” “Baby is happier!”  ”All in all, wearing a baby is just easier!” My reasons for […]