Monthly Archives: October 2014

What Happens in Labor and Childbirth

Stages and Phases of Labor and Childbirth From Start to Finish

In an effort to help you stay informed and “in the know” when talking, or even listening to others talk, about labor and birth, here’s my breakdown of the stages and phases of labor and childbirth… First Stage: when the

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Miscarriage: One Client’s Story

Miscarriage: Pregnacy and Infant Loss

“Give thanks to the little spirit that tried.” That’s one thing I told my first client that miscarried.  It was her first pregnancy.  She and her husband had waited until the time was right in their lives.  They had been

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Pregnancy Photo Shoot: Yes or No?

pregnancy photo shoot

I have had the pleasure of sitting down with the best pregnancy photographer in my area, Brandi Morris.  (Enchanted Forest Photography’s Sheri Kendrick takes the cake for best baby photog in town!)  Through our conversation my opinion of pregnancy photo

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Dear Doula: MORNING Sickness ?!?

morning sickness

Remember “Dear Abby” columns which gave women, and men, advice on just about anything?  Well, here is my version, “Dear Doula” for answers to many questions pregnant women, and their partners, often ask…starting with morning sickness! This morning, I received

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Birth Preparation Classes: Which One to Pick?!

birth preparation classes

Birth preparation classes come in many forms.  Here we will review some of the most popular in the country.  There are classes unique to your region developed by birth professionals. Bradley Method This is the most in-depth course. The length

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