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Natural Birth, We Don’t do it for the Pain

Posted on: July 19, 2019 | Labor and Birth, Natural Childbirth, Pregnancy

Natural birth

Women choose spontaneous vaginal deliveries or what most refer to as “natural birth” for a variety of reasons. None of which include, because they love pain.  “Birth bonding” according to Dr. Sears, is the first of 7 “B’s” of attachment parenting. Bonding with your baby prenatally, through labor, and literally …


I Had a Hairy Baby

Posted on: June 19, 2019 | Babies, Pregnancy, Uncategorized

Lanugo, a hairy baby

Why doesn’t anyone tell you that you might have a hairy baby?! A hairy, furry, fuzzy BABY! Imagine expecting to give birth to a soft, sweet precious, beautiful little girl and opening your eyes to a bald-headed baby with hair on its BACK, SHOULDERS, and ARMS! I mean, you are …


Wow, That Postpartum Period…

Posted on: March 21, 2019 | Parenting Philosophy, Postpartum, Pregnancy

postpartum period

Wow, that postpartum period and that newborn sure can throw you for a loop… You’re so in love with your baby that you’ve neglected yourself… You know the old saying, you’ve got to put your own oxygen mask on before helping others, right? Have you been doing that? I know, …


Braxton Hicks Contractions

Posted on: March 18, 2019 | Labor and Birth, Pregnancy, Uncategorized

Braxton hicks contractions

Braxton hicks contractions may not signify the onset of labor but there is nothing “false” about them. Often referred to as false labor, braxton hicks contractions are your body’s way of preparing for the big day. Unfortunately, they offer no indication of when labor will begin. Some people begin experiencing …


The Three Stages of the First Stage of labor

Posted on: March 3, 2019 | Labor and Birth, Pregnancy

Three stages of labor

There are Three Stages of the First Stage of Labor which is confusing enough but when women start sharing “war stories” about birth, it gets even more confusing… “I was in labor for 29 hours.” “Oh that’s nothing! I was in labor for 38 hours!” “You think that’s bad? I …


Why the Little Things Mean a Lot

Posted on: February 27, 2019 | Doula Life, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Uncategorized

Westchester doula

Pregnancy and early parenting are harder than most women let on about and because of that, the little things we say and do for them, really mean a lot. Westchester based doula, Debbie Aglietti has some advice Here is a list of 15 “little things” you can do or say, …


5 Things We Search for During Pregnancy

Posted on: February 13, 2019 | Pregnancy, Uncategorized

pregnancy

After a quick poll, what we found is that during pregnancy the world wide web is where everyone turns for how to navigate their gestational period. But we wanted to know exactly what they were searching for. We received a lengthy list but we saw the following 5, more than …


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….


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