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Ask the Doulas: How to Provide Support After the Baby is Here

This is the fifth post in our Ask the Doulas series.We have gathered a variety of doulas to share wisdom gained from their experience working with hundreds of families. Supporting your partner doesn't stop once the baby arrives. Many of the same techniques can be used during the postpartum...

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​Skip the Gadgets: 3 Fun and Functional Father’s Day Gifts for the Expecting Dad

If you do a Google search for “Father’s Day Gift Ideas for New Dads” you will certainly get pages and pages of results filled with gadgets. You’ll see everything from a cordless rechargeable trimmer to a racing drone. These are fine for the experienced father. For the expecting dad on Father’s...

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Ask the Doulas: How to Provide Physical Support in Labor

This is the fourth post in our Ask the Doulas series.We have gathered a variety of doulas to share wisdom gained from their experience working with hundreds of families. Physical support can be a powerful way to provide comfort to your partner in labor. Techniques can vary greatly from soft...

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All You Want to Know About Water Breaking

If you are expecting a baby, you probably have questions about “the water breaking.”This topic is one that generates many questions during a childbirth class.In this blog we will answer 10 frequently asked questions about water breaking. 1. Does the water always break at the start of...

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Real Partners, Real Stories: Meet Raj

This is our first post in our Real Partners Real Stories series. Hearing from experienced partners is a great way to learn. I recently sat down with new Dad, Raj, to discuss his experience at the birth of his first child. Raj’s original doula was in the emergency room with her own son when it...

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Ask the Doulas: Tips for Managing Visitors During Labor and Birth

This is the third post in our Ask the Doulas series.We have gathered a variety of doulas to share wisdom gained from their experience working with hundreds of families. If you are planning to have visitors during your labor and birth or in those first few days after your newborn arrives then...

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What to Pack for Birth: Labor Tool Feature – A Fan

Today’s Labor Tool Feature is a simple item which we think is a must of all labor tool bags. It is both effective in providing comfort and super cost effective too. A fan is compact, lightweight and free through our link below. Once you have been admitted to the hospital or birth center in...

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Packing Your Bag for the Hospital

Does your pre-baby checklist include packing your bag for the hospital? Putting together a suitcase filled with items for your trip to the hospital isn't just a task for the person who will be giving birth. Support people need to be prepared as well. When I teach Lamaze Childbirth Class, I...

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​Ask the Doulas: How to Provide Verbal Support In Labor

This is the second post in our Ask the Doulas series.We have gathered a variety of doulas to share wisdom gained from their experience working with hundreds of families. Why is verbal support important when supporting someone in labor? Verbal support is a technique that can be done in a types...

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​Having a Second Baby: Refresh Your Support Techniques

It’s not uncommon for parents to put very little preparation into the birth of a second child. The first time around, childbirth is a great unknown which leads most couples to invest time and energy in preparation of the big day. With a second child, however, the big day can sneak up on you....

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