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Tag Archive: birth center

Dressed to Deliver – What to Wear For Your Birth
May 25, 2017 8:00 am | by
Dressed to Deliver - Do you have to wear a hospital gown when giving birth?

There is so much to think about and plan during a pregnancy that some of the minor details get overlooked. You may not think about what to wear while giving birth until you are actually in labor and giving birth! Then random thoughts may pop up: “This gown is itchy!“, “Why are all hospital gowns blue?”, “Does my backside really need exposed to everyone while I walk the hallway?”. At that time you may start to regret not planning for your clothing needs during childbirth and packing something a little more comfortable in your labor bag. If you are planning

 
Preparing for a Homebirth
February 20, 2017 8:00 am | by

Every year in the United States over 3 million babies are born. And more and more mothers are carefully considering their birth place options. While the majority of those births will happen in hospitals, for about 1% of the population, home is where they choose to birth. The reasons for choosing an out of hospital birth are varied, but it is very important to be prepared. Interview and Choose your Midwife I recommend researching about midwives, what they do, and what to expect. Midwives Alliance of North America, MANA, is a fantastic resource for this. To find a certified midwife, you

 
Labor Affirmations – With Free Printable Download
January 13, 2017 8:00 am | by

Childbirth can be a little scary to prepare for, especially for first time mothers. We worry so much about preparing bags for the hospital, getting the nursery room ready, and making sure that baby registry is perfect. But do we think about preparing ourselves for the actual labor? One of the labor coping techniques that can be so powerful, is labor affirmations. These phrases, sayings, or even words, can be held in your mind as something to meditate on, or spoken aloud like a chant or a mantra. For myself, I found myself saying the word “Open” a lot…strung out

 
Birthplace Options – Understanding the Pros and Cons
December 21, 2016 8:00 am | by

As a Doula, one question I am asked repeatedly is, “what are my birthplace options?”. Many of my clients are first time parents, but there are some who have given birth before and want to know what choices they have. Birthplace Options There are pros and cons to all places for birth. Regardless where you choose to give birth, it is important to be aware of these pros and cons so you can make an informed and educated decision. Hospital Birth This is the most common place for people to give birth in the United States. OBGYNs and CNMs (Certified