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DC Area Hospital Cesarean Rates

DC Area Hospital Cesarean Rates

Looking for information about DC area hospital Cesarean rates? Many people decide to enroll in my classes because they would like to avoid a Cesarean with their first baby, or because they would like to have either a vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC) or an unmedicated birth

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Looking for a Reston HypnoBirthing class? Check this out.

Looking for a Reston HypnoBirthing class? Check this out.

If you’re looking for a Reston HypnoBirthing class, I’d love to tell you about a great option! A lot of people I speak with about the classes I offer use the name, HypnoBirthing, since that’s more familiar to them. They’ve heard good things about it and are

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Best Hospital in Loudoun to Have a Baby

Best Hospital in Loudoun to Have a Baby

Although I haven’t had a baby in Loudoun, I’d like to share from a professional standpoint what constitutes excellent care and from what I’ve seen working here as a doula is the best hospital in Loudoun to have a baby. Since everyone has their own idea of what

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Too busy for a six-week birthing class? Here’s what all the fuss is about.

Too busy for a six-week birthing class? Here's what all the fuss is about.

Are you finding it difficult to commit to an extensive birthing class? Not sure it will be worth all the time? A lot of people go with the mentality that “birth plans usually go out the window.” This really hurts my heart because I know first-hand that

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Learn to love birth! Take a natural birth class Sterling, Va.

Learn to love birth! Take a natural birth class Sterling, Va.

Sometime between 12 to 20 weeks pregnant is when many people settle into pregnancy and begin to think about the birth. And a lot of us have an “oh, shit!” moment. There are so many misconceptions around birth in the U.S. that if we took to heart

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Northern Virginia weekend workshop childbirth class

Northern Virginia weekend workshop childbirth class

My core teaching philosophy is focused on the mind-body connection through Hypnobabies, which requires a six-week (plus home practice) commitment. However, the mind-body connection as well as a host of other childbirth topics are easily covered in a 1-day intensive. For very busy couples and those uninterested

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What if I want an epidural? Can I still do Hypnobabies?

What if I want an epidural? Can I still do Hypnobabies?

Well, of course you can! You can have anything you want for your birth. (Duh.) During a Hypnobabies class, you can expect to receive information about some of the benefits of unmedicated childbirth, such as freedom of movement, and some of the risk associated with epidurals, such as

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What’s it like to attend a Hypnobabies birthing class?

What's it like to attend a Hypnobabies birthing class?

Before you invest the $450 class fee to secure your space, I bet you’d like to know what it’s like to attend a Hypnobabies birthing class, right? You can read some testimonials from folks who have attended my classes here, or you can read this class overview. People who

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A-Z List of Suggested Activities for Early/Pre-Birthing Time, Hypnobabies edition

A-Z List of Suggested Activities for Early/Pre-Birthing Time, Hypnobabies edition

I love a good list and I think many of my ideal clients are also list-oriented. People who take a Hypnobabies class gain so many ideas about what to do during your early birthing time when pressure waves (contractions) may be starting but you’re not ready to go to

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Ask the Sterling, Va. Doula: Birth Plans… What’s the Point?

Ask the Sterling, Va. Doula: Birth Plans... What's the Point?

“My birth plan was to have a healthy baby!” [end of post] Right?! No, there’s actually more to the story. As a doula in the Sterling, Va. area, part of my job is to keep tabs on the climate, so to speak, for childbearing families. Recently I

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