Preparing For Birth – Common Pregnancy and Childbirth Terms

Below is a compilation of common terms and acronyms that women often will come across during pregnancy, labor, and delivery.  Check back as more will be added from time to time. AROM – Artificial Rupture of Membranes – using a finger or tool to open the amniotic sac to to allow the fluid to release.…

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The Waiting Game…

Yesterday afternoon, I mailed off my labor doula certification packet to the CAPPA office. From the time they receive it, it will take eternity four to six weeks for them to let me know if I passed, and can be certified. It took me almost the full two years to complete everything I needed to…

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Pushing for Birth – another look

“Pushing felt good.” “The urge to push was unstoppable.” “I loved when I got the urge to push!”. “I felt like I was going to split apart.” “It hurt so much more than I thought it would.” “I didn’t want to push.” “Why did I have to hold my breath and tuck my chin?” “I…

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101 Reasons to Breastfeed

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcjKeDyTZP8&hl=en&fs=1&color1=0x234900&color2=0x4e9e00&border=1] Remember too, that breastfeeding is what is normal, and is what has kept the human race alive ever since the beginning of time. Of course, I know that there are some woman who have many obstacles to overcome – this is why it’s so important to surround yourself with support. Good support. Support who…

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I Am Certifiable!

Finally…after nearly two years of work – and a little procrastination, because really…I certainly could have been finished six months ago – I will be ready to seal an envelope containing my labor doula certification packet, and mail it to the wonderful ladies at CAPPA by the end of next week. I will know in…

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Morning Sickness and Nausea Tips

Nausea is such a common complaint among pregnant women.  Usually the extreme nausea passes by the time a woman enters the second to mid-second trimester, however, some women experience it throughout pregnancy. Though no solution is full proof, there are some things that can be done to aide in a calmer digestive system.  Remember that…

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