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Why you need a doctor or midwife, a nurse AND a doula

Why you need a doctor or midwife, a nurse AND a doula

A doula’s primary job is to focus their attention on the birthing person or new parent and their state of being. There are a lot of different ways we go about doing that, so to answer why you need a doctor or midwife, a nurse and a

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Reston Hospital Labor & Delivery Review

Reston Hospital Labor & Delivery Review

One of my most important jobs as a doula is to keep up with information about Reston and Dulles area prenatal care options so that I can relay that to my clients, allowing them to make their own choices. Reston Hospital runs a popular Labor & Delivery

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How to choose a care provider

How to choose a care provider

Last week I gave you a few things to consider when choosing a doula, so I thought I’d do a post on how to choose a care provider.  (Also, I’ll be speaking on this topic Feb. 3rd during the Virtual Parent2Be Conference. Get your free admission!) When I

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How to choose a Washington DC area doula

How to choose a Washington DC area doula

Doulas are a big thing here in the Washington DC area and it must be pretty overwhelming to choose one since there are so many of us. Since every pregnant individual is so unique, there’s certainly not one “correct” method for choosing. As with most decisions related

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How to get labor started

How to get labor started

One of the most common questions pregnant people have in their 3rd trimester is how to get labor started. As understandable as this question is, one of the reasons I find it frustrating is that lots of people have an opinion about ways to do this, yet

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Why clients tell doulas “I couldn’t have done it without you!”

Why clients tell doulas "I couldn't have done it without you!"

Four million babies are born in the United States each year (heck, 30,000 of those happen right here within 40 miles of where I teach classes) but with fewer than 10% of those births, and in some areas much lower than that, attended by doulas, what is

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What’s the difference between Bradley birth classes versus Hypnobabies?

What's the difference between Bradley birth classes versus Hypnobabies?

What’s the difference between Bradley birth classes versus Hypnobabies? Since I’m not a Bradley instructor, if you already know you’re most interested in taking a Bradley class, I recommend reaching out to my friend Alyssa Kinney who is an instructor! She can tell you all about what’s

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I’m afraid of giving birth will Hypnobabies help me

I'm afraid of giving birth will Hypnobabies help me

Pregnant and feeling afraid? So normal. The short answer to the question: I’m afraid of giving birth will Hypnobabies help me … is a resounding YES. Reducing fear and helping you begin to look forward to your baby’s birth is exactly what we do in our course.

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Searching for Sterling VA Lamaze birthing classes? You have options!

Searching for Sterling VA Lamaze birthing classes? You have options!

Hey there, parent-to-be! I bet you’ve got a lot on your to-do list, including finding and enrolling in a birth class! If you’re searching for Sterling VA Lamaze birthing classes, you’re definitely on the right track. But I want you to know how much your options have

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The power of positive thoughts: can your thinking change your birth?

The power of positive thoughts: can your thinking change your birth?

I imagine that some people who hear about Hypnobabies and HypnoBirthing think that we teach that if you want a natural, pain-free birth you can have it, simply by believing your birth will be just like those calm ones you’ve seen on YouTube, kind of like the

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