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Choosing a Labor Support Doula For Your Birth

    Congratulations on your pregnancy! The thought of giving birth can be overwhelming for most people. Why? Isn’t it a natural event? Won’t the hospital take care of everything? To the last two questions – yes and no! While it is a natural event, you won’t...

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What Does a Doula Do? The Benefits of Hiring a Doula

    There are two types of doulas – one for supporting a couple during labor, the other for supporting the postpartum woman and her family once she gets home from the hospital. Both types of doulas meet the needs of the family that are not being met in the...

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Postpartum Doula Costs, Services & Pricing

    The cost of doulas varies within the field. There are both Doula Agencies and Independent Doulas which allows for a wide difference in cost. Doulas are trained in the “normal." They are non-medical support persons. A good doula is instinctively...

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Night Nurses in Connecticut

    Sleep Through the Night One of the most challenging things about having a new baby is sleep deprivation.  Many new parents are surprised and dismayed as to how little sleep they will get once the baby comes home.  A newborn’s need to feed and how often...

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Postpartum Care Plan: Recovery Tips For New Mothers

    When a woman is expecting she will find much information about caring for herself during pregnancy and preparing for labor. She will be watched and monitored through both of these phases of giving birth. One thing sorely lacking in the process, though,...

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Preventing Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

    Many expectant mothers worry about having postpartum depression which often reveals itself as intense anxiety. If a pregnant woman has a family member who has experienced it or if a woman has experienced depression in her own life, she may have some real...

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3 Helpful Tips for First Mothers

    Many first time mothers spend time researching about their pregnancy and much thought into what the new baby will be like – and for good reason! It is exciting to be pregnant and to imagine who your new little person will be. Often, though, new moms are...

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Doula History: Origins, Culture, and Postpartum Rituals

    The word “Doula” is a Greek word that literally means “female slave for the child-bearing woman.” Today the word has come to mean “One who mothers the mother.” A pregnant woman will be given excellent prenatal care and classes to inform her about what to...

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4 Benefits of Hiring an Overnight Postpartum Doula

    Uninterrupted sleep One of the biggest contributors to a new mom feeling overwhelmed, exhausted and unhappy is the lack of restful sleep. When you don’t sleep a minimum of four hours straight, it is impossible to feel good the next day. Having an...

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