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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....

How to Help Your Toddler Prepare for a New Baby
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How to Help Your Toddler Prepare for a New Baby

The excitement you feel over having a new baby soon is hard to deny. However, your toddler may not understand exactly what it means to welcome a new life into the home. As a result, you want to help ease your little one into this transition by using a few creative techniques. Involve Your Toddler...

How Will Teething Affect Your Baby’s Sleep?
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How Will Teething Affect Your Baby’s Sleep?

Teething is an exciting time when your baby starts growing up and forming his or her mouth. However, it can be an uncomfortable situation that affects the baby’s sleep and yours. Here’s how: It Causes Pain Dentists say the most prevalent of the signs of teething is the pain. It hurts for a tooth to...

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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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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,...

Why Not Home? Home Birth vs Hospital Birth
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Why Not Home? Home Birth vs Hospital Birth

Home Birth vs Hospital Birth Please note: This post is not meant to sway clients one way or the other in terms of their childbirth choices. As a doula, I support women no matter what they choose. I simply wish to shine some light on some observations I’ve noted about the various options that women have for their...

by July 15, 2017July 15, 2017
Positively Pregnant
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Positively Pregnant

You just haven’t felt yourself lately. Your breasts are tender, you feel tired, bloated and your heart seems to be working over time.  You may even be feeling that you are coming down with something. Wait. When was my last period?? You grab a pregnancy test at the nearest pharmacy and head home in anticipation....

by July 15, 2017July 15, 2017
Mind / Body Connection in Labor
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Mind / Body Connection in Labor

As birth doulas, we see women do amazing things. They struggle, they wonder, they bond, they nourish, they comfort, they love fiercely. The birth with all the power of humanity and in these moments they are vulnerable. They are scared, they are excited, tired, and raw. Birth reveals much about us to ourselves and to...

by July 15, 2017July 15, 2017
The Placenta Encapsulation Disagreement
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The Placenta Encapsulation Disagreement

Placenta Encapsulation has been a topic of great discussion for the last decade or so. More and more moms are choosing to have it done and many are experiencing the tremendous health benefits. Recently, however, the birth community at large has created an uproar surrounding placenta encapsulation. This is because many insist that their way of doing it...

by July 15, 2017July 15, 2017