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Banned From Baby Shower Blogger Guests Post

I met this wonderful blogger-Donna Ryan- http://banned-from-baby-showers.blogspot.com/and  had already been to her blog several times- and she offered this great blog article to be shared with you on our blog- I am sure it will offer some good advice for many of you! By the way, she is not a doula but a childbirth educator. Some…
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Ellen Shares Her Journey and Regrets

My pregnancy was easy with no complications.  I obsessed over natural birth information, took classes, read books, did yoga, and planned on an unmedicated birth. A doula friend said her 2nd choice for natural birth was the midwife practice right up the road.  The practice had 2 midwives and an OB, and delivered at our…
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Becoming What She Needs

A good doula is like a chameleon . She becomes what the moms needs at the time. Yesterday I attended a tough birth. Not because it was extra long or tedious or even full of interventions- it was a natural birth of average length with a delightful couple. It was difficult because I felt like I…
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I chose to get an epidural and my doula was still beneficial, this is why…

A doula AND an epidural? You bet. I was full of high hopes, nervous energy and blissful ignorance when I went into labor early on a Monday morning. I was confident in my birth plan and in my strength as a woman to birth my baby with limited medical interventions.  I had Renee Wymer and…
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The thing that surprised me the most about being a new parent was….

The first time I thought: “Uh oh.  What the hell have I done?” I was embarrassed and ashamed that that even occurred to me.  How could I think such a thing about my innocent, perfect, precious baby? I soon realized the thought had NOTHING to do with him!  Before I had him, I wasn’t able…
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Labor Doula Services

The term “doula”  is defined as an Ancient Greek word meaning “female slave.” Marshall Klaus and John Kennell, who conducted clinical trials on the medical outcomes of doula-attended births, adopted the term to refer to a person providing labor support. The term is also used for women who come to support the new family just after the birth, mothering the…
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Meeting Social Needs for a Healthy Pregnancy

New moms have a unique opportunity to adopt the health benefits of nutrition and exercise into every day life, because they understand that their health is now intricately entangled with baby’s health and well-being. One aspect of good health, however, is often downplayed or ignored altogether. Humans are social animals, and numerous studies on every demographic, from children…
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Gwinnett Family Chiropractor Guest Blog- Kids and Chiropractic

Did you know that chiropractic is the second most commonly used complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for children under 18 in the United States? (In case you were wondering, “nutritional and mineral supplements” was number one.) But we don’t see many ten year olds limping from a bad back or toddlers complaining about chronic neck pain. So why…
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Deketa Shares An Amazing Birth Story!

My due date was Tuesday, May8th.  I went to my appointment. I hadn’t been getting “checked”, as I just wanted whatever to happen, to happen.  I began taking primrose oil as that’s about all the “intervening” that I was doing.  Janet, my midwife, thought that I wouldn’t go too past my due date, but I…
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How I Am An Attachment Parenting Nana

Back in the day…. before the coined phrase Attachment Parenting was even noted, I practiced attachment parenting. What did that look like? I nursed my babies as they desired for as long as they desired and allowed them to share our bed at night. We loved it! It was easy and having three babies in…
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