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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 25, 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 …


Water Birth at Hudson Valley Hospital

Posted on: April 1, 2017 | Hospital Birth

We’re always setting out to embrace birthing techniques that are more comfortable for mom while staying safe for baby. One of these birthing styles that is becoming increasingly popular is the beautiful experience of water birth. Many families seek the comfort that water birth provides and at Hudson Valley Hospital, the commitment …


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 …


What’s Shakin’???

Posted on: November 21, 2013 | Labor and Birth

The “shakes” are a symptom associated with labor and the early postpartum period and are NOT often discussed or addressed during prenatal education. Imagine the intensity of active or transitional labor… The power of your body and baby working together to birth your child is enough to cause nausea and …


A Touch Of Home At The Hospital

Posted on: November 7, 2013 | Home Birth, Hospital Birth

Bringing “home” To the Hospital  was the most recent topic Rosie Pope asked me to write about. (click the above link to read the post) After her expert ob/gyn warned about the dangers of homebirth, her team thought, there must be a way to bring your home to the hospital …


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