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Why Take an Out-of-Hospital Childbirth Class

People take a childbirth class in order to be ready for all of the possibilities of childbirth, including interventions, medication, comfort measures and helpful movement for bringing baby down and out. A childbirth class will educate you on the way the body works to birth the baby and usually covers hormones, anatomy, and the typical …
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Where Can I Give Birth in LA?

Where Can I Give Birth in LA? Feeling trust and alignment with your provider and their standards of care is essential to having the labor and birth experience that you desire. If you’re considering different birth settings in LA, you’ve come to the right place. So, how do you find a care provider that is …
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10 Natural Induction Methods

Truth be told, there is no evidence-based way to “naturally” bring on labor. While these may not be natural induction methods, these are exercises and practices to prime your body through alignment and by boosting oxytocin. Oxytocin is the star-hormone in labor. It is the messenger from the brain that communicates to the cells in …
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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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Epidurals

Epidurals 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 …
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How Much Does a Doula Cost?

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 goes 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 …
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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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