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5 Must-Have’s to Bring to Your Birth

These are five labor essentials to pack in your birth bag or have in your home for early labor or if you are planning a home birth. When is comes to labor essentials, keep in mind that you don’t want to carry too much coming into the hospital. Most likely, you will be in active …
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Managing the Holidays with a Newborn

By Tanya Veluz, LMFT Many people look forward to the days they have a little one to celebrate the holidays. Holidays with a newborn with all the joy and excitement creating family traditions are extra special. While this may be the case for many, several new parents also struggle with the stress of managing family demands, …
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Padsicle Recipe

Padsicles are frozen maxi-pads that help relieve inflammation and promote healing after a vaginal birth. A vaginal birth can lead to tearing and/or swelling. Even without significant tearing, your perineum and vaginal tissue can be sore for the first week after birth, so it’s nice to have some tools to ease the discomfort. This padsicle …
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The epidural is a helpful tool, and whether you want one or not is a deeply personal decision. Used mindfully and with an understanding of risks, benefits and process, an epidural can be the impetus for much needed rest and even a vaginal birth in the event that you need to relax in order to …
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How Much Does a Doula Cost?

We know the value of a doula is improve outcomes, but what about the doula fee? People often ask about the cost and what does into a doula’s rate. Doulas range in price from $1,500 – $8,000 depending on their market, experience and operations. The Value of Having a Birth Doula First things first, we …
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Baby Registry Check List

Cannot lie, selecting the gear and cute clothes on your registry is super fun with day dreaming and anticipating your birth and little nugget. However, it is possible that you will end up with a lot of stuff that you don’t need or quickly outgrow. Consider a strategy of collecting what you can second-hand, so …
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