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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….


On the Double! Precipitous Birth Coming Right Up!

Posted on: May 16, 2017 | Labor and Birth

Labor and birth is so beautifully unique, no two women labor in exactly the same way. While most labor experiences are expected to be anywhere from 6 to 12 hours, many women experience labor and delivery in what seems like the blink of an eye. Wait a second…isn’t a speedy labor and …


Infertility: Elizabeth and Ray’s Story

Posted on: April 30, 2016 | Alternative Birth, Depression, Labor and Birth, Pregnancy

What is infertility? Infertility is the diagnosis given when a couple is not able to become pregnant despite having carefully timed, unprotected sex for one year. There are more than 200,000 cases of infertility in the United States each year. What causes infertility? The causes of infertility may include inadequate levels of …