6 Points For Birth Partners to Consider When Hiring a Labor Doula

6 Points For Birth Partners to Consider When Hiring a Labor Doula

Sometimes, one partner REALLY wants to hire a doula and the other can't justify the expense or won't face the realities of the upcoming birthday. Here are my suggestions of talking points for reserving doula service and private instruction for an optimal birth experience.

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Postpartum Expectations and Must-have Items

Postpartum Expectations and Must-have Items

To help you prepare for an easier postpartum time and a speedy recovery after birth, here are a dozen comfort suggestions and must-have items to have on hand following either a surgical or vaginal delivery.

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Is Waterbirth Safe? What are the benefits and risks for mothers and babies?

Is Waterbirth Safe? What are the benefits and risks for mothers and babies?

Our team has seen the beneficial effect of hydrotherapy use for labor and when clients give birth in the tub. The warmth of the water, the added buoyancy, with the addition of pouring water down the back or tummy, always adds a measure of comfort throughout labor and birth.

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To Break or Not To Break. That Is The Question.

To Break or Not To Break. That Is The Question.

It is best to understand your options, and always weigh risk versus benefit. No matter whether you choose to have your water broken or wish to avoid having it done, be sure you are making your choices because you understand and are comfortable with the decision at hand.

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Maternity Care in America: Thoughts by Nuria Nelkin, Certified Nurse Midwife

Maternity Care in America: Thoughts by Nuria Nelkin, Certified Nurse Midwife

Although not everyone needs the skills of a surgeon at their births; every woman can benefit from the presence of a midwife. Read more thoughts by Nuria Nelkin, certified nurse-midwife at North Fulton Regional Hospital in Roswell, GA.

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How To Make Your Second Labor Better Than The First In Just 2 Hours Without Much Effort

How To Make Your Second Labor Better Than The First In Just 2 Hours Without Much Effort

You may have anxiety and uncertainty planning for an upcoming birth even if a prior labor was a good experience for your family. What will labor be like? Will there be similar circumstances and a timeline as the first one? What if it is better or worse than you remember?

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