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Friday Round Up

HAPPY Friday!!! We made it through this week…and we’ve lost some this week (music legend Prince comes to mind) It dawned on me to share the following blog posts and videos in a weekly round up.with you since they touched

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Babypod: Useless Pregnancy Crap


Has The HUFFPOST gone the way of The Onion?!  Offering satirical faux news stories to give us a laugh??  Well, this latest article from HUFFPOST Parents has gone one step too far.  Actually now that I sit to type this

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How Labor Starts: Contractions

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This week’s posts will be about How Labor Starts.  Inspired by a woman in the St. Pete Mommy and Me 2015 Babies Facebook group that I moderate.  She has been having some contractions for days, and asked the group if

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Epidural: My Opinion

My opinion on epidurals, their effect on labor, mom, and baby. We hear and read warnings about epidurals.  People often ask me my opinion.  So here it is: Epidurals can slow labor for a few different reasons… 1) When on

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2015 Birth Trends in the U.S.

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What trends are on the birth horizon for 2015? 1. Doula Agencies Since the original release of the docu-film “The Business of Being Born” women have begun to hire birth doulas to help them avoid the cattle herding mentality of the

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Glucose Testing

The current standards (at the time of this writing) for diagnosing Gestational Diabetes Mellitus were created 30 – 40 years ago.  Glucose testing was designed to identify women who were potentially at greater risk for developing Type II diabetes later

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What’s In My Doula Bag?

Every doula has a bag.  Whether we attend home births, hospital births, or birth center births.  Whatever kind of birth we are headed to we have a list of items we like having with us at each birth. Here is

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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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