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Personally, giving birth without a doula present is not something that I would consider lightly. The word doula comes from Greek meaning “a woman who serves” or “female servant”. During both of my pregnancies, I planned to have experienced women to attend … Continue reading
Writing your birth plan can be one of the highlights of the final months of your pregnancy. It can give to time to dream, work through fears, and discuss your hopes with your maternity care provider. It is important to … Continue reading
Overcoming Fear There is a secret in our culture, and it is not that childbirth is painful. It’s that women are strong. -Lisa Stavoe Harm In this third post of my series on the Fear of Childbirth, I want to … Continue reading
Motherhood begins at the moment we internalize the fact that we got a positive result on the pregnancy test we took. Whether the pregnancy was planned or unplanned we immediately begin realizing that we are no longer responsible for only ourselves, but … Continue reading
It is very common in the birthing culture of the United States for a large amount of women to choose epidural anesthesia as the primary form of pain relief in normal labor and birth. The Listening to Mothers Survey II reports … Continue reading