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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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Do epidurals increase the odds of needing a Cesarean birth?

Do epidurals increase the odds of needing a Cesarean birth?

Anyone who loves and appreciates a woman in their life – mother, daughter, sister, friend – ought to care about women’s rights, am I right? And the rights of childbearing women specifically include the right to know about the risks associated with anything that could potentially enter

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Other alternatives to the epidural part 4

Other alternatives to the epidural part 4

Sterile water injection for back pressure My Alternative Birth Options Series: Part 4 of 4 I’ve done a small amount of investigating to see if hospitals in the Atlanta area are offering sterile water injections for back pressure during labor. Unfortunately, they are not. Intown Midwifery reports

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Other alternatives to the epidural part 3

Other alternatives to the epidural part 3

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator (TENS) My Alternative Birth Options Series: Part 3 of 4 The TENS unit is a small device that emits pulses of electricity. The pads are placed on the birthing mother’s back or wherever else provides comfort for her; it is completely controlled by

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Why I recommend skipping the hospital childbirth class

Why I recommend skipping the hospital childbirth class

Thinking of taking a hospital childbirth class? If you are drawn to preparing for childbirth in a way that emphasizes the release of fear, classes offered at the hospital (including the one ironically titled Prepared Childbirth) are simply not likely to further your goal. The information will be

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