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January 2019 - Northeast Doulas Blog Posts


Biophysical Profile

Posted on: January 28, 2019 | Hospital Birth

Biophysical profile

A biophysical profile is a painless, noninvasive assessment done during the end of pregnancy, more typically once you have reached or passed your estimated due date. It is also considered during the third trimester in cases of higher risk pregnancies….


Induction – What Should I Ask my Doctor?

Posted on: January 22, 2019 | Hospital Birth, Labor and Birth

Labor induction

You’re 39 weeks pregnant and your doctor says you need an induction. You’re not really sure what it means, why you need it or how it will happen. You only know that you should probably ask some questions but nothing comes to mind! Your friend was induced 2 months ago …


Pregnancy info – Want it? Or not?

Posted on: January 20, 2019 | Labor and Birth, Pregnancy

Pregnancy info

The word doula is synonymous with support. In fact, most would say that what doulas do is provide physical, educational and emotional support to women during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. And while that’s true, the educational piece is tricky….


Avoiding the Highly Contagious RSV

Posted on: January 2, 2019 | Postpartum

Baby with RSV

RSV or Respiratory Syncytial Virus is an extremely contagious virus that targets the lungs and respiratory system. Babies born prematurely or those affected by heart conditions, lung issues or immune deficiencies are at an elevated risk for developing bronchitis or pneumonia once contracted….