Push It Real Good

Push It Real Good

To optimize your pushes, you'll want to be in a position that A) works with gravity to bring baby down and out, B) creates and encourages an overwhelming urge to push, and C) generally feels right. Here are a few positions to consider. 

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When is the Best Time to Hire a Doula?

When is the Best Time to Hire a Doula?

One popular question surrounding birth is "when should we hire a doula?" In short, whenever you're ready. There is no right or wrong time. While there could be good reasons to postpone hiring a doula, here are some benefits for doing so sooner rather than later. 

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Your Doula Has an Opinion . . . But You Won't Hear It From Her

Doulas offer many wonderful things to pregnant moms. Physical comfort, emotional support, as well as information and education. One thing I strive to do, as a doula, is stay as unbiased and objective as humanly possible. Part of how I stay objective is keeping my opinions and personal experiences to myself, including my birth stories and those of past clients.

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You Cannot Disappoint Your Doula

You Cannot Disappoint Your Doula

Life can be difficult. We all bring to the birth room the baggage of our history; sexual abuse, physical abuse, shame, self-doubt, fear, fill in the blank. We have to make decisions that are based on what we feel is best for ourselves and our families.

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Why "First Spring Doula"?

The birth of a child is like springtime in many ways. The birth of a child brings back to life our long-lost sense of whimsy. It brings back the magic of a summer shower or the first fall of snow. We get to see life through the eyes of a child, with the adult understanding of the moment's magnitude.

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