Author: Vanessa Lewis (Vanessa Lewis)

Massachusetts Recreational Cannabis use is legal. But what should you know about Marijuana Use In Pregnancy?
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Massachusetts Recreational Cannabis use is legal. But what should you know about Marijuana Use In Pregnancy?

Marijuana Use In Pregnancy One of the more controversial topics of discussion in the birth and parenting community of late has been the use of marijuana and marijuana-based substances during pregnancy. With the legalization of recreational use in Massachusetts on the dawn, discussions abound with big opinions on both sides of the highly polarizing argument....

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Hypnosis for Birth Part 2: How Can Hypnosis Help You In Labor?

How Can Hypnosis Help You In Labor? Of the most popular birthing approaches today, hypnosis is gaining ground as an effective tool to use during labor. While anyone can use general hypnosis, the method that teaches how to use it in labor is called Hypnobirthing. I am not a hypnobirthing instructor, but as a doula...

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Hypnosis for Birth Part 1: What is Hypnobirthing?

Hypnosis For Birth: What IS It? In recent years, a number of birthing “methods” have come into vogue. Clients ask me all the time about my thoughts on the Bradley method, Lamaze, and hypnobirthing all the time.   The last of that list usually strikes a chord of curiosity with most people. Hypnobirthing = hypnosis...

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What is a doula?

Over the last decade, increasing media attention has people asking, “What does a doula do exactly?” With tv shows White Collar and Season 21 of The Bachelor to celebrities Alanis Morrisette and Alicia Keys, the word “doula” is a buzz! A doula is often mistaken with a midwife, but more accurately referred to as a birth coach,...